It looks like Julie Taymor has completed filming her upcoming A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I wasn’t a big fan of her Tempest and I’ve only seen pieces of her Titus, so I guess I’m not really into her directorial style. But! I’m a big fan of Shakespeare on film so I’m always interested in new versions that will get some amount of distribution.
There’s not a lot of content in the article about what she plans, except for one thing. A bed. She says that’s the “essential image” of this play.
My question is, what do you think she’s going to do with it? Is a bed supposed to work with the whole “dream” thing, or is it symbolic of some of the more sexual elements of the play?
I’m pretty sure this is just a filmed version of a stage production she directed. Has anyone seen that one?