KU Theatre's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' on KPR!
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream comes to life in a radio adaptation of the KU Theatre production, Thursday, April 12, at 7:04 p.m. on KPR. In November 2010, the University of Kansas Theatre presented the first full-length Shakespeare production in North America performed in original pronunciation (OP). OP is the accent that would've been used in Shakespeare's time.
The production provides a magical romp through a forest where enemies fall in love, an actor becomes an ass and the fairy kingdom battles over an Indian boy. In the end, the fairies find peace, the actors perform their play and the lovers all find happiness in a triple wedding ceremony.
Tune in Thursday, April 12, at 7:04 p.m., for A Midsummer Night's Dream.
~Many of you may have heard a recent story on NPR regarding the same topic of Shakespeare's Original Pronunciation. If you missed it, it's worth a listen: Shakespeare's Accent: How Did The Bard Really Sound?
The play was adapted for radio and directed by Paul Meier. Original music by Ryan McCall. Sound design and post production by Jason Slote. Executive producer for KPR is Darrell Brogdon. Recorded in the Kansas Public Radio performance studio. (Photos from the Performance Courtesy of KU Theatre)