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Midsummer gets a twist, in midwinter

When I learned that Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream was to be staged in frigid early winter, I wondered if the production's angle might be unabashed irony.
Steamy dreaming
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 20, 2012
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BLO does Britten's Midsummer Night's Dream

After last season's The Turn of the Screw, Boston Lyric Opera has returned to Benjamin Britten with A Midsummer Night's Dream, an adaptation of Shakespeare (at the Shubert Theatre through May 10).  
 Dream, dream, dream
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  May 06, 2011
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Boston Ballet’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

George Balanchine didn’t create a slew of full-length ballets, but it’s easy to see why a setting of Shakespeare’s ever-popular A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of them — and not just because, back home in St. Petersburg, when he was eight, he played a b
 Moonstruck
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 15, 2011
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When the Bard goes for a stroll

Summer means Shakespeare performed outside.
Theater Department
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  August 13, 2010
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Freaks, Geeks, and Faux Bono

As Bay Staters, we recognize that our European ancestors sure knew how to roll: scarlet letters, sticks up asses, if-she-drowns-she's-not-a-witch-if-she-floats-she's-a-witch-so-let's-kill-her legal applications.
Boston-area subcultures keep the Bay State comfortably kooky this summer
By ALEXIS HAUK  |  June 18, 2010

It’s good to be king

After being out of the local theater scene for a couple of decades, the Rhode Island Shakespeare Theater (TRIST) is back, staging an outdoor production of Henry VIII at the Roger Williams National Memorial Park, on North Main Street in Providence, thro
TRIST takes Henry VIII outdoors
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 18, 2010


Play by play: June 4, 2010

Theater listings, week of June 4, 2010
Theater listings, week of June 4, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 04, 2010

Play by play: May 28, 2010

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Theater listings, May 28, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 28, 2010

Play by Play: May 21, 2010

Boston's weekly theater listings
Theater listings, May 21, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 21, 2010

Play by play: May 7, 2010

Boston's weekly theater listings
Theater listings, May 7, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 07, 2010

Play by play: April 30, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, week of April 30, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 30, 2010


Play by play: April 23, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, week of April 23, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 23, 2010

Play by play: April 16, 2010

Theater listings for the week of April 16, 2010
Theater listings for the week of April 16, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 16, 2010
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A life on the boards

An actor who has done 100 productions at the same theater?
Trinity’s Fred Sullivan, Jr. hits 100
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 16, 2010
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Here’s looking at you

Set in the usual small village — this one in the Carpathian Mountains of Eastern Europe — Coppélia might look like just another pleasant 19th-century ballet about a boy, a girl, and another girl. But appearances can be deceiving — and that’s theme of
Boston Ballet sees into the heart of Coppélia
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 09, 2010

Play by play: April 9, 2010

Theater listings, April 9, 2010
Theater listings, April 9, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 09, 2010


Play by play: April 2, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, week of April 2, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 02, 2010
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Stuff at night

This week’s health headlines also included the announcement from the Boston Symphony Orchestra that music director James Levine has been sidelined again, from the “excruciating pain” he’s been suffering since his surgery for a herniated disc.
The BSO without Levine, Yo-Yo Ma, the Cantata Singers, American Classics, the Zarounian Ensemble
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  April 02, 2010

Play by play: March 26, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, March 26, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 26, 2010

Play by play: March 12, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, week of March 12, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 12, 2010

Play by play: December 25, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, December 25, 2009
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 25, 2009


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Disco ball

C-dust pinch-hits for fairy dust in The Donkey Show , Diane Paulus & Randy Weiner's disco-set riff on A Midsummer Night's Dream . Forget the juice of "a little western flower" with which fairy king Oberon and hench-sprite Puck mix up the libidos o
The Donkey Show gets its kicks at the ART
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 18, 2009
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A smooth course

A Midsummer Night's Dream is arguably the Bard's sultriest, silliest, and most gossamer comedy. As such, of course, it is also among the most oft-produced al fresco summer offerings in the whole canon.
Fenix's breathtaking Dream
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  August 14, 2009
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Dream team

The fairies are creeping on their bellies along the carpet of the Wang Theatre rehearsal-hall floor.
Bringing the Bard to Boston Common
By IRIS FANGER  |  July 17, 2007
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Photos: Boston Ballet's A Midsummer Night's Dream

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 Photos of A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Opera House through April 17
By ERIC ANTONIOU  |  January 01, 1900