The Folger Shakespeare Library, home to the world’s largest
Shakespeare collection, brings A
Midsummer Night’s Dream to life with this new full-length, full-cast
dramatic recording of its definitive Folger Edition.
In A Midsummer Night’s
Dream, Shakespeare stages the workings of love in unexpected ways. In the
woods outside Athens, two young men and two young women sort themselves into
couples—but not before they form first one love triangle, and then another. The
king and queen of fairyland, Oberon and Titania, battle over custody of an
orphan boy. Oberon uses magic to make Titania fall in love with a weaver named
Bottom, in an effort to distract Titania from the custody battle. While all of
this is going on, Bottom and his companions ineptly stage the tragedy of
“Pyramus and Thisbe.”
This new full-cast recording—based on the most respected edition
of Shakespeare’s classic—expertly produced by the Folger Theatre, is perfect
for students, teachers, and the everyday listener. Download and start listening now!