Bard on the Beach is a Vancouver thing, where plays by the Bard are performed, well, on the beach. This is my first one, and proved to be a pleasant surprise. Ladies and gentlemen – A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Even before the play began it was apparent that the entire production design takes on a very contemporary twist. I like the direction they took. I think the updated sensibility really appeals to the west coast audience.
Theseus and Hippolyta.Identities, particularly the lack of them, is a prominent theme in this play. Here is an illustration of the male characters’ identities blurred together.And the female characters’ identities blurred.