A Midsummer Night’s Dream
For a night of laughter and fun set in a replica of Shakespeare’s Pop-up Globe theatre, go along and enjoy A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare’s famous comedy that leaves everyone with a smile. The Pop-up Globe Theatre was made to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. 剛剛在悉尼落幕的舞臺劇《仲夏夜之夢》以復原的表演形式，給觀眾留下了難忘的快樂回味，莎翁的戲劇藝術再次展現出其經久不衰的醇厚魅力。
“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind. --- Helena
Created in Auckland, Shakespeare’s outdoor stage and performance has been given a good dose of New Zealand flavor and humor. Men are dressed as modern tradies with hard hats and the fairies are depicted as Maori Gods. In keeping with 17th century tradition the female roles are played by men, all wearing the flowing dresses of that era.
Director Dr. Miles Gregory brings Shakespeare’s best work to life with an enticing tale that is sure to lift your spirits. Beautiful Hermia and Lysander are in love and not so pretty Helena loves Demetrius. Only Demetrius does not love Helena. Hermia is far more beautiful than Helena. Love struck Demetrius also wants to be with Hermia. Egeus, Hermia’s father, believes that Demetrius is far more suitable for his daughter. Egeus gives Hermia four days to choose: be with Demetrius, spend her life as a nun or face the death penalty. Faced with an impossible choice, Hermia runs away to the forest with her true love Lysander. .
Hold on to your seats or stand on your toes in the pit of the outdoor theatre so you don’t miss any of the action - the actors use the whole globe for their performance. If you’re standing in the pit you’ll interact with actors fleeing the stage and more.
莎士比亞經典戲劇之一《仲夏夜之夢》創作於16 世紀 90 年代，體現了當時文藝復興精神和人文主義思想。該故事以古希臘雅典為背景，講述了兩對年輕人為了爭取自由戀愛和婚姻自主的權力，逃到了古老神秘的森林，在那裡偶遇仙王仙后，卻被精靈施展了魔法，陰差陽錯地愛上了對方的愛侶，由此發生的一系列衝突和麻煩，最後魔法終於得以被解除，大家如願以償，有情人終成眷屬的大團圓成為完美結局。
The four actors will win your heart with their hilarious performance Max Loban and Thomas Wingfield as Hermia and Helena, Patrick Carroll and Will Alexander as Demetrius and Lysander.
Designed by Chantelle Gerrard and Shona Tawhiao, the imaginative and delightful costumes add spark to the characters. The Pop-up Global theatre creates an incredible atmosphere and this is definitely an experience you don’t want to miss!
Dr Gregory’s inspiration for creating the Pop-up Globe Theatre came from reading his daughter a pop-up book. There was a pop-up of the Globe Theatre in the book and his daughter wanted to go to there.
After thinking about it for a while, Dr Gregory decided to make his daughter’s wish a reality and he built the world’s first magnificent fullscale replica of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. 幽默的喜劇劇情令觀眾充滿了歡笑和樂趣。1599年莎士比亞所在的宮內大臣劇團在倫敦建造了最初的環球劇場，演出莎士比亞創作的經典劇目，但在 1642 年被關閉，直到 1997 年又在原址重建。環球劇場是一個木製的三層開放式圓形劇場，舞臺上有活板門，演員可以從舞臺下方進入舞臺。舞臺下方有一個空地娛樂區，觀眾可以站著看演出，並且和演員互動。舞臺上方有個平臺，以方便演員在後臺換裝和演奏音樂。庭院四週是三層體育 場風格的座位，觀眾可以邊欣賞演出邊吃零食。
位於南半球新西蘭的POPUP GLOBE 公司完美復刻了 1997 年重建的「莎士比亞環球劇場」，並與白金漢公司攜手延續了 1614 年的表演傳統，整個劇組由來自世界各地的全男性演員和音樂家組成。2018 年的春季，劇組把環球劇場表演方式帶給了悉尼的觀眾，這不但展示的是莎翁舞臺劇四百多年的不衰魅力，還讓現代各國戲劇專家和音樂創意者獲得了在一種新型的劇場空間中實現國際化演出的非凡體驗。