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Julie Taymor to direct A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Julie Taymor
Joan Marcus

When the theater world last left Julie Taymor, Spider-Man was pushing her off the stage. Now, Shakespeare is pulling her back. Taymor’s reps confirm that she will christen Theatre for a New Audience’s new home in Brooklyn as director of A Midsummer Night’s Dream this fall.

This won’t be the director’s first brush with Shakespeare, of course. She’s wrestled him to the silver screen before, adapting both Titus and The Tempest, with varying amounts of success (and blood).

It would spoil the fun to speculate too heavily on what her Dream might be, but we can hazard an early guess: We shall not want for spectacle.

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