A MIDSUMMER’S NIGHT DREAM by W. Shakespeare, translated to Romanian by Şt. O. Iosif, opens at Cluj-Napoca National Theatre on Sunday, 7 March at 7pm, as the first production to be presented in the "2010 - The Year of Comedy" Program.
The performance is directed by Sorin Militaru, the set is designed by Cristian Rusu, and the original music was composed by Vlaicu Golcea.
The avant-premiere will take place on Saturday, 6 March at 7pm.
On this occasion, a press conference will be held on Wednesday, 3 March 2010, at the second floor foyer, at 2:30pm. Members of the creative team and the cast will be present.
The Midsummer’s Night Dream belongs to Shakespeare’s first period of comedies, the sentimental and lyrical-faerie one, and it is inspired by The Faerie Queene, the great unfinished poem by Spencer. The action takes place during one night, the longest of the year, when the imaginary invades the reality. Shakespeare puts face to face the court nobility and the common people who will perform in the woods. The characters’ feelings, placed in this onirical ambiance are subjected to the most unexpected reactions, moving with an amazing easiness from ardent love to cruelty.