Video 08: A Midsummer Night's Dream

What is it?

This year the British Council has commissioned a series of films using Shakespeare's works as inspiration as part of Shakespeare Lives 2016; an unprecedented global programme celebrating William Shakespeare’s work and his influence on culture, education and society on the 400th anniversary of his death.

In “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, Viktoria and Director Sing J. Lee take inspiration from Shakespeare’s play of the same name, and explore themes of love, infatuation and distorted reality to create a near future world in which we meet Titania, a bionic woman who’s increasing obsession with herself compels her husband Oberon to make her the subject of his latest experiment. Titania is transported to a virtual world where she engages in a courtship dance with a mysterious figure however, as with the play, in this virtual ‘forest’ not all is as it originally appears…

More information

Find out more about the Shakespeare 2016 celebrations on

You will be able to find all current and future Shakespeare Lives videos on the specific playlist on our UK YouTube channel.