A Midsummer Night's Dream
Shakespeare's Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, London, SE1 9DT.
Time: 7:30pm, Thursday 30-June-2016
The Globe is an outdoor theater with wood seats and a standing yard. The old-English styled balconies is home to many plays throughout the year. It was my turn to venture into its courtyard. I stood on the ground level and looked up at three tiers of seating. I imagined what it was like to be one of the lowest class in society and look up at the elites in their boxes.
The large balloons and lights brought the 21st century to the revived theater. The play began with seemingly ordinary audience members going on stage. They were in fact the cast in disguise. Although I had read the play, this modernized version was confusing to follow. They flowed from sequence to sequence and in and out of the plot. I would prefer to have seen the original piece acted out with authentic costumes. I left admiring the structure of the Globe, but disgusted by their sexualized version of the play.
Went to get dinner around midnight with my friend. What restaurants are open at that time? Google had the answer. Night & Day. A variety of food ranging from pizza, sandwiches and fish and chips. I went with a tuna sandwich (tried out The Kitchen's tuna sandwich for lunch - my student discount got me a steal of a deal of $2.50). Anyone who knows me well would know it's my go to. A satisfactory ending to another long day.