A Midsummer Night's Dream

Last weekend our family visited the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and experienced A Midsummer Night's Dream. I love what the character Theseus says about poets:

"And as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen
Turns them to shapes, and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name.
Such tricks hath strong imagination..."

The play was performed in a disco-era interpretation. Hilarious and inventive with disco balls and male fairies and pleather and neon. Incidentally, at one time the Beatles, who were not wont to take themselves too seriously, performed the play within this play, Pyramus and Thisbe.

What forms are being shaped today by your strong imagination?

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