David Rockwell Designs Sets For A Midsummer Night's Dream

The Public Theatre’s Shakespeare In The Park presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream through August 13 at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park. The woodsy settings were created by architect/scenic designer David Rockwell.

Lear deBessonet, founder of the Public Theater’s Public Works program and resident director, brings her eclectic theatrical vision to Shakespeare’s popular comedy about events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, and Hippolyta, the former queen of the Amazons. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors called the Mechanicals who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. The scenic design is by David Rockwell.

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