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A Midsummer Night's Dream - A User's Guide

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A User's Guide

By Michael Pennington
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781854598103, 224 pages, September 2005


An intensely practical account of how A Midsummer Night's Dream actually works on stage.

A scene-by-scene guide to Shakespeare's best loved comedy, from the well-know actor Michael Pennington, drawing on his own experience of directing A Midsummer Night's Dream at the famous Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park, London, in 2003—described by London critics as 'a captivating Shakespearian experience' (Guardian) and 'riotously funny and genuinely touching' (Telegraph).


"It is his range of knowledge - along with a gift for writing clearly and memorably - that makes him such a fine guide."


"He is sharply intelligent, scrupulously careful, hugely knowledgeable and, above all, wonderfully readable."

- Peter Holland, The Shakespeare Institute

"An insider's guide par excellence."

- Simon Callow