The Beatles’ Take on Shakespeare: Final Part 2

Need I say more? The Beatles effortlessly perform a Shakespearean skit from A Midsummer Night’s Dream in this video clip from 1964.

If you want to read along, this is Act V, Scene 1.

From the costumes, to the props, to the acting and the animals, this rendition of A Midsummer Night’s Dream makes me wish that the Beatles performed every play we read for this course. Not to say that reading the plays or watching the more modern film versions weren’t enjoyable, but I think watching the Beatles take on Shakespeare adds a whole new dimension to the play.


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