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Midsummer Night's Dream

Unrealized Scene Design

Scene Designer: Katherine Stepanek

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University - 2011

Written by: William Shakespeare

A place of dreams, even fading dreams, is the basis of the setting for A Midsummer Night's Dream.  In this production, that place is an abandoned carnival in 1920's New York.  The audience comes in, seeing a brick alleyway, in the city, where the real-world lives in the play.  When the world of the fairies starts to appear, the brick is pulled away and the bright, yet decaying carnival appears.

Oberon is the ringmaster of the fairies, with Puck being a set of twin acrobats.  Puck never touches the ground, and in every scene, you can find them hanging out (literally) on one of the rides, watching what is happening on stage.  Tatiana, herself, is a dancer, used to being in the spotlight, and hiding out in her tent upstage.

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