In his return to the airwaves, Sheldrake considers the extraordinary popularity of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and concludes that it is the dark matter in the middle of this festive comedy sandwich that makes the play such a satisfying experience overall.
Sheldrake on Shakespeare Live! London previews:
Rosemary Branch Theatre 14th July
Barons Court Theatre 23rd July
Link to FringeMakers crowdfunder
Further reading for this episode:
Anatomy of Criticism, Northrop Frye, 1957
Shakespeare’s Festive Comedy, CL Barber, 1959