I attended one of the most beloved play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, performed excellently at the Tucker Theatre at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. A Midsummer Night’s Dream ran Sunday, November 12, 2017. At the first sight, the theatre’s stage looks an ordinary stage but moving on we are switched to the marvelous land of Midsummer. I chose A Midsummer Night’s Dream play because its major theme is love. Also, there is lots of comedy to attract those who are not like love theme, and there are some pixies. Besides love and comedy themes, there is a friendship theme. Friends’ relation and behaviors play a vital in our life. Majority of us will have had that kind of two friends liking the same person and the troubles that happen between those friends. Is friendship stronger than love? Absolutely, I had explored the answer to this question in this play. Imagination versus real life is an additional theme I enjoyed exploring it.
If there were no such things like compassion, appreciation, or love in our world, it would be a difficult and inappropriate place to live. If there was no specific system and law in our life, it would be a disorganized place to live. Nobody will choose any of the two choices to be his or her home. Love, appreciation, and laws are the basic aspects of life. In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare acknowledges this fact and uses the two situations to represent the city of Athens as law, organization, respect, and the logic, while the woods represent confusion, disrespect, love, and dream.
It was the first time for me to attend a play at Middle Tennessee State University Theatre. I became fascinated to discover this huge theatre that contains 855 seats. I liked Act Curtain which was in the navy and gray color. The well-prepared set and elevation sketch, designed by designer Scott Boyd, was made totally out of simple elements. They used the technology in presenting the different scenes like the forest scene. The design was highly realistic. The designed set was in same direction with the director’s point of view which provides the audience with some circumstances for the play. The relative demographic that attended the show was mainly high school students and college students. The themes of the play are contradictory in some way as it represents the dreams and the reality. This is an exceptional play-within-a-play, I found that the audiences were very happy during watching the play.