A Midsummer Night's Dream (Chicago Shakespeare)

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Opened Dec 6, 2008
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Discovered and recruited over a year of travel throughout India, the cast of 23 dancers, musicians, actors, street performers and martial artists reflects a wide range of backgrounds. AloBengali, Marathi and Sanskrit. The result is a beautiful and thrilling re-interpretation of the play, which casts aside familiar traditions of performing Shakespeare and replaces them with an epic, visceral and emotional power. The production first captivated audiences at its 2006 debut in India, followed by appearances at Italy's Verona Festival, the Royal Shakespeare Company and on tour throughout the world. ngside Shakespeare's English, the performers incorporate their native languages of Tamil, Malayalam, Sinhalese, Hindi,

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