Dream Role

UAB Theatre Student Performs Shakespeare at Sloss Furnaces

By Charles Buchanan

UAB theatre student Hannah Hughes experienced her own midsummer night’s dream when she portrayed mischief-maker Puck in William Shakespeare’s play of the same name. But it was no ordinary performance; for one thing, the oft-told tale was reimagined as a Bollywood fantasy. And it came to life amid a forest of smokestacks at Birmingham’s Sloss Furnaces. In this slideshow, Hughes describes the challenges and thrills of modernizing a magical classic.

 

 

See a video clip of Hughes performing as Puck in a dress rehearsal for A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

UAB information systems specialist Douglas O’Neil Jr. also took to the stage at Sloss. Read more about his Shakespearean experience and see a video clip of him in action.


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UAB Department of Theatre

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