A Midsummer Night's Dream Audio Edition

In A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare stages the workings of love in unexpected ways. In the woods outside Athens, two young men and two young women sort themselves into couples—but not before they form first one love triangle, and then another. The king and queen of fairyland, Oberon and Titania, battle over an orphan boy. To punish Titania for opposing him, Oberon uses magic to make Titania fall in love with a weaver named Bottom. Bottom and his companions ineptly stage the tragedy of "Pyramus and Thisbe."

This new unabridged audio recording of the well-respected edition of Shakespeare's classic—expertly produced by the Folger Theatre—is perfect for students, teachers, and the everyday listener.

Listen to a sample of the recording below and buy the audio as a CD or a download.



Puck—Louis Butelli
Oberon—Cody Nickell
Titania—Rachael Holmes
Helena—Karen Peakes
Hermia—Katie deBuys
Demetrius—Tim Getman
Bottom—Ian Merrill Peakes
Lysander—Andrew Schwartz
Peter Quince—Tom Story

First Fairy song performed by Jessica Witchger.

All other parts were played by members of the company.

Creative Team

Robert Richmond—Director
Beth Emelson—Producer
Anthony Cochrane—Sound Design and Music Composition
Katharine Pitt—Production Assistant
David Polk—General Manager
Adam Stamper at Omega Recording Studios—Recording and Engineering

Michael Witmore—Director, Folger Shakespeare Library
Janet Alexander Griffin—Artistic Producer
Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine—Editors, Folger Editions

In partnership with Simon & Schuster Audio