A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Sunday, July 12 - 1:00pm
Wednesday, July 15 - 7:00pm
$15 Adults | $13 Seniors/Students
$10 Friends of the Tivoli Cardholders
(at the door only)
ALL SEATING GENERAL ADMISSION
RATED PG | Running time: 2:25
The Tivoli is proud to bring you the filmed production of Julie Taymor’s critically acclaimed stage version of Shakespeare’s most popular comedy about love and obsession, jealousy and magic which opened to rave reviews at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival.
Its stellar cast included David Harewood (Homeland, Blood Diamond), Kathryn Hunter (Harry Potter and the order of the Phoenix), Tina Benko (The Avengers) and Max Casella (Blue Jasmine).
Taymor, the visionary director of the smash hit Broadway show ‘The Lion King’ and films such as Frida and Beyond the Universe collaborated with cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto (Wolf of Wall Street, Argo) and Academy Award-winning composer Elliot Goldenthal (Heat, Frida) to create an immersive, inventive cinematic experience to bring this critically lauded, sell-out show to the big screen.
Julie Taymor says :“This is one of Shakespeare's most joyful plays, celebrating every aspect of love in all of its glory. It was amazing to be able to interpret that not only in the stage production but now also transform it into a film. Instead of just having multiple cameras recording a live performance we were able to add days of shooting where we could control the setups. We literally shot on stage with moving cameras and steadicam in order to have a dynamic and immersive energy to the scenes and to show angles, close-ups and reaction shots, shots the live audience could never see. Our cameras were literally everywhere, and in post production, we had the time to edit the material as one would with a normal film while Elliot Goldenthal, the composer, could add additional music created specifically for the film.
This A Midsummer Night's Dream is a new hybrid of film and theater where the best of both worlds has the opportunity to join forces and create a unique new form of entertainment.
Captured live at Theatre For A New Audience in Brooklyn, New York in 2014,