Theater Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream -- Vulture
It’s only after many trials have been endured – and the female characters, in particular, have been subject to considerable amount of humiliation and abuse – that the men and women of “Midsummer Night’s Dream” can rest easily in the arms of their romantic partners. Or should I make that uneasily?
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is at the Polonsky Shakespeare ..
The genre of romantic comedy would not, of course, exist if the progress of love were depicted without a few speed bumps along the road; the speed bumps supply the jokes. But seeing “Romeo and Juliet” and “Midsummer Night’s Dream” in close proximity, as New Yorkers can this season, illuminates how differently love is depicted in both plays (despite their being written in close proximity).
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