Monday, July 20, 2009

A midsummer's night, with fairies

It is midsummer and midsummer always makes me think of Shakespeare and A Midsummer Night's Dream because I love the fairies, Peaseblossom, Mote, Cobweb and Mustardseed. I adore those sweet names.

Here's a lovely painting by the American artist John Anster Fitzgerald (1832-1906) of Titania and her little changeling with the attendant fairies.

And a fabulous Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) print of naughty Puck and a fairy dressed in rainbow colors.

Last of all, here's a magnificent photograph of actors Jack Corrigall as Oberon and Jon Miles as Puck from The Inn Theater Company's 2007 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Just spectacular costumes, I am awed. Great color and texture and wonderful stage makeup as well. Set against that rocky backdrop, they do look like creatures from another world. The Inn Theater Company performs in Dartmouth, England. If you'd like to have a look at their blog, which is hosted here at Blogger just give the link a little click and poooof!!! You'll be taken there by fairy magic!

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