Shakespeare Unbard Episode 12: How do you solve a problem like Helena and other questions about A Midsummer Night's Dream

How do you solve a problem like Helena? In Episode 12 of Shakespeare Unbard, Joel Fishbane discusses the good and the bad about one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Also: the show gets a one minute summary and the 1999, 1968, and 1935films are discussed.

On this episode you'll hear quotes and clips from:

Bloom, Harold. Shakespeare: the Invention of the Human. Riverhead, New York. 1998.

Brill, Clive. dir. A Midsummer Night's Dream. Arkangel Recordings, 2003.

Shakespeare, William. A Midsummer Night's Dream (The Riverside Shakespeare). Houghton and Mifflin, 1974.


Hall, Peter. A Midsummer Night's Dream. 1968.

Hoffman, Michael. A Midsummer Night's Dream. Fox Searchlight Pictures, 1999.

Reinhardt, Max. A Midsummer Night's Dream. Warner Brothers, 1935.


Dromgoole, Dominic, dir. A Midsummer Night's Dream. Shakespeare's Globe, United Kingdom. 2015.


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