Sprites and spite

It was a midsummer's dream come true: Legendary director Peter Hall trained American actors in Shakespearean technique, and they presented Measure for Measure and A Midsummer Night's Dream in repertory at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, June 20 to August 1, to generally good reviews. One critic cited the lighting by Richard Pilbrow as "a standout performance."

The two plays, opposite in tone, were performed on the same minimal set by John Gunter. "There was a great need for visua

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