A Midsummer Night’s Fantasy – Shakespeare’s fascinating fairies are explored in a suitably magical woodland photo essay by Freia Titland

New York-based Shakespearean actress Frei Titland writes:
“This project, entitled ‘Shakespeare’s Magical World’, sets out to explore the magical and ‘unnatural’ elements found in Shakespeare’s work.
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“I gathered a team of incredibly talented individuals to help me bring my ideas to life.
“Dondre Stuetley and Patrick Berwise Jr. helped to create these magical images.
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“The first installation explores the faeries in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
“Faeries during Shakespeare’s time weren’t always the friendly ones we meet in Midsummer.
“Therefore, I wanted to create an element of mystery along with jovial celebration.
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“Another character makes an appearance in these images – Mother Nature.
“I think Mother Nature aids in orchestrating the events of the World and the Wild.
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“We are also working on a ‘super short film’ for Midsummer.
“I would love to share that with you when it’s complete.”