September 29, 2023
From Classic Storybook Ballet to High School Teen Comedy:
Homages and Adaptations of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream Through the Years.
Returning for a second year in a row, Frederick Ashton’s The Dream retells Shakespeare’s classic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, through the scope of ballet—a mystical journey through the forest filled with fairies, mischief, and entanglements of the heart.
The beloved Shakespeare tale has seen many transformations throughout time, transporting the characters from Ancient Greece to Victorian England and from the stage to screen and back again. Here are seven retellings of Shakespeare’s comedy of errors, ranging from 1980s rock operas to early 2000s teen comedies.