Shakespeare’s First Acts: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
29th May 2012
SHAKESPEARE’S FIRST ACTS: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
Sean Holmes, artistic director of the Lyric Hammersmith, discusses the first act of the play, which he has recently directed with Filter Theatre, with Sophie Reynolds. This interview is part of theatreVOICE’s new series for Olympics year 2012, looking at the beginning of each of Shakespeare’s plays. Recorded at the Lyric Hammersmith, 28 May 2012.
To me the important thing was that there were different levels of storytelling… one of the analogies I use is that it’s almost like a wedding cake, there are tiers of intervention, so the fairies intervene in the lovers and the mechanicals, and the mechanicals in the production are kind of intervening in the play because they’re the band.