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A midsummer night’s dream by the National Theatre of Greece

One of Shakespeare’s best-known and multifaceted works, A midsummer night’s dream, returns to the National Theatre of Greece until February 15, 2013.

The great Elizabethan dramatist, inspired by a fantastical Athens that gives full rein to his inexhaustible imagination, delivers an intricately plotted play in which comedy is dominant, while at the same time touching on controversial issues.

The story of Lysander and Hermia, Demetrius and Helena, four young lovers who have run away to the forest of Athens to seek freedom from the rules being imposed on them, begins like a game. And like a game the story continues; a game of misunderstandings, reversals and magical interventions, as the fairies, their queen and the ‘rude mechanicals’ join in. A kind of dream in which imagination allows the most extreme and sometimes risky leaps into deepest desires, hidden eroticism and the corridors of the unconscious.

Michail Marmarinos approaches the play with his own distinctive directorial reading. In his staging, which reopens the Rex Theatre, he is assisted by a highly talented cast of well-known names and bright new talents.

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A midsummer night’s dream by the National Theatre of Greece

30/11/2012 - 15/02/2013

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Date: 30/11/2012 – 15/02/2013 Place: Athens Venue: Rex Theatre – ‘Marika Kotopouli’ Stage, 48, Panepistimiou str. Start. T.: Until 06/01/2013: Wednesday 19:00 Thursday – Friday: 20:30 Saturday: 17:00 & 20:30 Sunday: 19:00

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