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Reportedly the Bard’s most-produced play and translated to the screen many times, A Midsummer Night's Dream makes perfect sense as a Hollywood-set story, with its mix of high and low, worldly and magical, and the play within the play. Transposing the Athenian comedy to Southern California, Casey Wilder Mott takes his bow as a feature director with a sensuous, silly and superbly cast version, one whose visually vibrancy matches its feel for the language. Abridged and spiked with nods to other works by Shakespeare, his Dream will enchant everyone except the most inflexible purists, and will likely turn on the uninitiated to the charms of the Elizabethan playwright.
The canyons, beaches, mansions and high-rise offices of Los Angeles make a dynamic setting, and there isn’t a weak performance in the film. The actors playing the central quartet of star-crossed, potion-dosed lovers — some of them regular performers of the Shakespeare canon — infuse their lines with a sharp contemporary pulse. In the parallel spirit world, a fine trio bring the fantastic to life, while the hammy actor Bottom (a fearlessly over-the-top Fran Kranz, who also serves as a producer) sets off the story’s meta subplot, hiring indie filmmaker Quince (Charity Wakefield) to turn his dream into a movie.
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