Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0364. Tuesday, 26 April 1994.
Date: Tuesday, 26 Apr 1994 19:15:29 +1000
Subject: Titania in MND
Apart from working on the performance history of MND for my thesis, I am
directing the play. At present I am struggling with Brook's idea that Hippolyta
and Theseus should be doubled with Titania and Oberon. I can see reasons for
doing this and understand the psychological thoughts behind this practice
yet if they are doubled and the play does start and end in harmony then why
would a freed libido of Titania give up her Indian boy to a repressive Oberon?
I would be interested in the thoughts of fellow SHAKSPER readers on this