The Jaws of Darkness in a Midsummer Night’s Dream

  • Santa Fe Woman's Club 1616 Old Pecos Trail Santa Fe, NM, 87505 United States

As with every Shakespeare play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream has a surface level as well as deeper levels. In this presentation, we'll take a look at the darkness that hides beneath the veneer of the fairies and lovers gallivanting around in the forest, as well as the stories behind Theseus and Hippolyta. Is Shakespeare trying to make us notice something?

Presented by Robin Williams.

$10 at the door
Students are free!

 
Or if there were a sympathy in choice,
War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it,
Making it momentany as a sound,
Swift as a shadow, short as any dream,
Brief as the lightning in the collied night,
That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth,
And ere a man hath power to say “Behold!”
The jaws of darkness do devour it up:
So quick bright things come to confusion.
— Lysander, A Midsummer Night’s Dream