Simon Studio Presents: A Midsummer Night’s Dream:

The Best of the Comedy-O-Rama Hour, Season 8

Shakespeare’s lighthearted comedy of mistaken identity, tangled lovers, meddling fairies, and bumbling amateur actors set in a wood on Midsummer Night is vividly retold in this special live radio performance first broadcast on the Bard’s birthday, April 23, 1994, on WBAI-FM in New York City. This enchanting reinterpretation will delight both those who know and love the works of Shakespeare and those who have yet to discover them.

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William Shakespeare (1564–1616), English poet and dramatist of the Elizabethan and early Jacobean period, is the most widely known author in all of English literature and often considered the greatest. He was an active member of a theater company for at least twenty years, during which time he wrote many great plays. Plays were not prized as literature at the time, and Shakespeare was not widely read until the middle of the eighteenth century, when a great upsurge of interest in his works began that continues today.

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