A Midsummer Night's Dream
The show is forbidden for children under 14 years old.
The best known and most enacted comedy of the universal dramaturgy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare shall premier in the Grand Hall of the National Theatre „I.L. Caragiale” of Bucharest, directed by Petrică Ionescu, director of Romanian origin established in France. Regarded as one of the great innovators in the field of staging, scenography, opera and ballet, Petrică Ionescu signed, in 2006, still on the Grand Stage of NTB, the direction of the show „The Bourgeois Gentleman” by Molière, a grandiose production, featuring many a famous actor. Contested by critics, disputed, attacked, ” The Bourgeois Gentleman” from NTB has been a great crowd-pleaser.
The fool, the lover and the poet, they are all made of fantasy, utters Shakespeare. Like them, Petrică Ionescu creates, with this new enactment, an extraordinary oneiric and fairy-like universe simmering with eroticism, basic instincts and most of all, vital energies. A fantastic dream in the magical Midsummer Night, woven by an artist’s imagination with an overwhelming originality, A Midsummer Night’s Dream from NTB unites elements of an authentic Shakespearean poetry, humour, mystifying visual structures, ballet and an exceptional musical background.
A dream populated by gods and mortals, by spirits, elves and fairies, interpreted by established actors of the National Theatre, joined by young actors of the Bucharest scene.
„A Midsummer Night’s Dream is Great Will’s most erotic play. Imperatively descending through our experiences and pulsations into the lowest and deepest caves and cellars of our conscience, we are initiated, emerging more evolved. Love is, in the highly pessimistic Shakespearean vision, a mere illusion, like the theatre and life itself. I have discovered the absolute derision and the inescapable cruelty of the love experience. The endless illusions. I have tried to convey these multiple truths with cruelty, keeping the sarcasm and humour present in each tonality of the Shakespearean text”. Petrică Ionescu