Midsummer Night’s Dream: Act 4, Scene 1
January 27, 2023
What does it mean to be “smartly stupid,” and how might this approach help an actor reveal delightfully unexpected moments in well-worn texts? Ian Gould credits his training at the Shakespeare Theatre Company Academy in Washington DC for this technique, which he demonstrates in his fresh take on “Bottom’s Dream” from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
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Click here for a First Folio version of the text.
Watch Ian Gould perform Bottom’s Monologue from the interview!