Beatrice Ferrar

(1880-1958) Beatrice Ferrar made her stage debut and played her first part in a Shakespeare play simultaneously in 1887 when she debuted in Eastbourne at the Theatre Royale as Peaseblossom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She was only a child when she joined Sir Frank Benson‘s company in 1888 and played the children’s parts in all his Shakespeare plays until 1890. She first appeared in the London theatre in 1890 and in 1905 played Puck with Walter Hampden as OberonRead more

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The course of true love never did run smooth (1.1) In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, residents of Athens mix with fairies from a local forest, with comic results. In the city, Theseus, Duke of Athens, is to marry Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons. Bottom the weaver and his friends rehearse in the woods a play they hope to stage for the wedding celebrations. Four young Athenians are in a romantic tangle. Lysander and Demetrius love Hermia; she loves Lysander andRead more