Adam Huff (Bottom), Brittany Morgan (Titania) in A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Dell at the Mount, Edith Wharton's Home. Photo by Enrico Spada.

A Singer’s Notes 79: Die to Live

Die to Live — says the Priest to the falsely accused Hero at a crucial moment in Much Ado About Nothing, and so ushers in a new perspective in Shakespeare’s comedy. We already hear intimations of it in those lines of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, called “Bottom’s Dream.” The buffoon recalls that he has had a vision “past the wit of man to say what his dream was.”

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