- Full title:
- Photograph of Alan Howard as Oberon and John Kane as Puck in Peter Brook's production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
- Photograph / Image
- Donald Cooper [photographer]
- Usage terms
© Donald Cooper / Photostage
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- Photostage image ID: 00023914
- Article by:
- Emma Smith
- Magic, illusion and the supernatural, Comedies
Having one actor play more than role was convenient for Shakespeare, whose acting company was limited in size, but doubling also enabled him to intensify the atmosphere of his plays, and to make connections and contrasts between scenes and storylines. Emma Smith explores the way that the doubling in A Midsummer Night's Dream heightens the play's dreamlike and fantastical elements.