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Joan Mankin as Snug, Danny Scheie as Bottom, and Lance Gardner as Flute in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2009. #calshakes40th

The cast of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2009. #calshakes40th

Howard Swain as Puck and Dan Hiatt as Bottom in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, the first production at the Bruns, 1991; photo by David Allen.

Howard Swain as Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream, 1985. #calshakes40th

L. Peter Callender as Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2002.#calshakes40th

Dena Martinez (Lydia, American Night), age 13, as Moth in A Midsummer Night's Dream at Berkeley Shakespeare Festival, 1979. “Liza Chugg made my costume. My father took this photo. This is the only professional show he saw me in as he passed away when I was 18. We swung from trees, lived in the hills and paths and really believed we were fairies. I had my first kiss on the swings at the park. I remember stage manager Meryl Shaw telling us teens 'to stop having so much fun, this is serious…

Pyramus (Dan Hiatt- left) woos Thisbe (Peter Massey-right) over the Wall (Clive Chafer) in MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at the California Shakespeare Festival, 1991. Photo by: David Allen #calshakes40th

Rebekah Brockman in 2013's Romeo & Juliet, directed by Shana Cooper, who will team up with choreographer Erika Chong Shuch to create a boldly physical Midsummer Night's Dream, for us this summer; photo by Jay Yamada.

Peter O'Toole backstage, the opening night of Hamlet (1963)

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