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John Severn

John Severn
John Severn teaches in the Department of Media, Communications, Creative Arts, Language, and Literature at Macquarie University. He is the author of Shakespeare as Jukebox Musical and the co-editor (with James Phillips) of Barrie Kosky’s Transnational Theatres and (with Ulrike Garde) of Theatre and Internationalization: Perspectives from Australia, Germany, and Beyond.

'A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Bell Shakespeare’s admirable new Dream' by John Severn

ABR Arts 12 March 2024
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most tightly constructed plays. Productions that mess with the play’s structure risk creating a string of comic scenes that don’t hold together as a coherent whole. Thankfully, Peter Evans’s heavily cut and rearranged version for Bell Shakespeare doesn’t just avoid these pitfalls. It creates a play with a viewpoint and a clear storyline ... (read more)