A Midsummer Night’s Dream :- Watch A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Youtube on Fire,Tyrannical dictator Theseus brings his captive bride, Amazonian queen Hippolyta, to Athens for a forced, dynastic union whilst statesman Egeus sentences his daughter Hermia to death for spurning arranged marriage to Demetrius in favour of true love Lysander, with whom she escapes to the woods. Demetrius follows, along with Helena who is besotted with him. Also in the woods a group of amateur actors, including pompous Nick Bottom, are rehearsing a play to perform at the ducal wedding. All are unaware that the fairy rulers of the woods. Oberon and Titania are engaged in a feud with Oberon taking revenge on his wife, helped by the sprite Puck, which involves her falling in love with the first person she sees – namely Bottom wearing a donkey’s head. The four lovers are similarly bewitched by the charm and much confusion results before order is restored and the play goes ahead, with the fairies ensuring happy endings – for those who deserve it.In the tyrannical court of Athens which is mocked up with Nazi type regalia, dictator Theseus plans his wedding to Hippolyta, who is trussed like Hannibal Lecter. Meanwhile young Hermia is sentenced to death by her own father as she refuses to marry Demetrius but become enchanted with the Harry Potter like Lysander. Meanwhile her friend Helena pines for Demetrius who ignores her. In the forest they fall to mischief by fairies.In the town an amateur theatre group make plans to rehearse a play for the court but Bottom himself becomes transformed to an ass and finds that the fairy Titania has fallen for him thanks to spells woven by the spurned Oberon and aided by Puck.RTD reunited with the Doctor Who production team for technical, visual and special effects and composer Murray Gold who brings a bombastic music to accompany the imagery. There are some nice touches of RTD’s humour. The patrons of the local inn are watching ‘The comedy of errors’ on television which is actually ‘You’ve been framed.’Once we enter the forest and it becomes a bit trippy the pared down text works a treat. I read this play at a school and it was rather unfathomable but here the way RTD has presented it on screen in really works.
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Release: 30 May 2016
IMDB Rating : 69/100
Director: David Kerr
Stars : Matt Lucas, John Hannah, Nonso Anozie