A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  • Year: 2012
  • Category: Theatre, Direction
  • External links: repubblica.it


A Midsummer Night’s Dream
by William Shakespeare
directed by Fabio Grossi
starring Leo Gullotta, Mimmo Mignemi, Emanuele Vezzoli, Leonardo Marino
and Fabrizio Amicucci, Ester Anzalone, Alessandro Baldinotti, Valeria Contadino, Adriano Di Bella, Salvo Disca, Antonio Fermi, Luca Iacono, Marina La Placa, Liliana Lo Furno, Fabio Maffei, Federico Mancini, Sergio Mascherpa, Irene Tetto, Massimo Arduini, Francesco A. Leone, Marzia Licciardello, Rachele Petrini, Valentino Sinatra
translation Fabio Grossi e Simonetta Traversetti
scenes and costumes Luigi Perego
music Germano Mazzochetti
choreography Monica Codena
light design Franco Buzzanca
photo Tommaso LePera
assistant director Mimmo Verdesca


Director’s notes.

With A Midsummer Night’s Dream, probably written between 1594 and 1596 for a major wedding in London’s high aristocracy, Shakespeare makes a work with a very special taste, which in its atypical style eludes and at the same time fingers the conventional gender classifications, by both participating to and escaping from the lyricism of the epic and romantic comedy, as well as the ruthless conceptualism of the Renaissance comedy. Its taste is all in the diversity of the spices with which it is seasoned and in the wise, measured blend that Shakespeare can do, balancing with refined precision the sapid elements that contribute to the overall alchemy: fantastic onirism, realism, mythological digression, loving rivalry and, certainly not least, parody.