'A Midsummer Night's Dream' - a modern adaption of Shakespeare's comedy play celebrates theatrical debut
Lysander loves Hermia, and Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius; Demetrius used to love Helena but now loves Hermia....Maybe this story sounds familiar to some of you.
William Shakespeare's comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream, written in 1595/96, is one of his most popular plays with its multilayered examination of love and its vagaries. Director Casey Wilder Mott takes the characters from the partriachal society of Athens to the modern city of Los Angeles. He successfully overcomes the gap between a story from the Elizabethan Age and present-day problems. The movie is an inventive and humourous journey through time taking you from the world of modern electronic devices to the old Shakespearean rhyme schemes and back again. This independent film is not only for poets and bards, it definitely arouses interest among the young audience as well and introduces them to the mysterious world of the theatre in quite a fun way.
The movie celebrated its theatrical release on Friday, 13th and Saturday, 14th at the Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles followed by director and cast Q&As.
Interested in finding out more about the fairies who inhabit the forest? You can check the movie website below for further screening dates.
Cast: Rachael Leigh Cook (Hermia), Finn Wittrock (Demetrius), Paz de la Huerta (Hippolyta), Ted Levine (Theseus), Hamish Linklater (Lysander), Avan Jogia (Puck), Lily Rabe (Helena), Charlie Carver (Snug), Max Carver (Snout), Fran Kranz (Bottom), Saul Williams (Oberon), Mia Doi Todd (Titania), Charity Wakefield (Quince)
Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGN8wJyJ_AY
Peek-a-Boo Magazine #30 out now with temporary free download of the song 'Peek-a-Boo' by Christian Death!!
Your beloved FREE underground music zine Peek-a-Boo is out there again!
This time with a feature interview with the notorious American Goth Rockers Christian Death! For this special occasion the band decided to treat our readers with two (temporary) free downloads of their song Peek-a-Boo, taken from their Born Again Anit-Christian album (1990).
Peek-a-Boo (Cradle Of Filth version)
Reviews within this magazine
- ANDERS MANGA : Perfectly Stranger
- APSURDE : See Me Coming
- ASTRASONIC : Passengers
- CONSPIRACY COVEN : Conspiracy Coven
- DARKNESS ON DEMAND : Back To Psychoburbia
- FERAL BODY : Chain Ritual
- HA:PEOPLE 355 : One Bear, Two Bicycles And One Xylophone
- JOHN FOXX : METAMATIC (2018 BOX)
- LIZARD SMILE : Wandering in Mirrors
- NEGANT : No !
- PAULINA CASSIDY : Drawing Up A Storm
- SIMPLE MINDS : Walk Between Worlds
- STRUCK9 : Ritual Body Music
- ANYTHING : directed by Timothy McNeil
- DER HAUPTMANN : (2017) German-Polish-French biographical drama, black & white, directed by Robert Schwentke based on true facts.
Interviews within this magazine
- CHRISTIAN DEATH
- DANA CALLEY (VAPORS OF MORPHINE)
- DANIEL B / PROTHESE
- DISTRICT 13
- GROUND NERO
- LEAETHER STRIP
- LIZARD SMILE
- WHISPERS IN THE SHADOW
Today it’s exactly 27 years ago Ministry released N.W.O. (New World Order)!
Today it’s exactly 27 years ago (27.07.1992) Ministry released the first single, N.W.O. (New World Order) taken from their fifth studio album ΚΕΦΑΛΗΞΘ better known as Psalm 69. The single is considered Ministry's biggest hit, topping out on the Billboard Modern Rock chart at no. 11. The song was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 1993.
The song is widely regarded as a protest against then-President George H. W. Bush. The song features audio samples of his voice, with him repeating "A new world order" over and over again at the end of the song. At this point of the song in the music video, Bush is portrayed by an actor with an enormous papier-mâché head, grabbing his crotch and waving his arms. Samples from Apocalypse Now are included in this track: Dennis Hopper's character exclaiming "It's alright!" as the patrol boat is approaching the colonel's fort, as well as the siren that was used during the scene. There is also a loop of the guitar solo coming from a transistor radio in the grenade launcher's bunker.
Next to the album version and the over eight minute long Extended Dance Mix of the title track, there's also the non-album bonus track Fucked writen by Paul Barker and Howard Beno.The cover artwork was designed by Paul Elledge.
1. N.W.O. (Album Edit)
3. N.W.O. (Extended Dance mix)
All the locals hide their tears of regret
Open fire 'cause I love you to death
Sky high, with a heartache of stone
You'll never see me 'cause I'm always alone
How to love without a trace of dissent
I'll buy the torture 'cause you pay for the rent
Tied high with a broken command
You're all alone to the promised land
I'm in love with this malicious intent
You've been taken but you don't know it yet
What you will know must never live to be found
'Cause it's the subject of the eyes of the clown
writen by: Al Jourgensen / Paul G. Barker
Tonight! Dark Entries Night @ Kinky Star with Dead Man's Hill & Causenation!
The Kinky Star in Ghent and gothzine Dark Entries regularly organize the Dark Entries Nights, free performances by bands from the local wave and electro scene. This evening is the 23rd edition and there’s dark ambient and EBM on the programme.
Dead Man's Hill is a cult in Poland and Russia. Bart Piette's project started in 1998 as dark ambient and martial but gradually became more symphonic. Since 2013, Els also plays in the band. They will not only bring songs from their extensive repertoire but also new songs.
Causenation started in 2015. Initially, they wanted to make music in the Belgian EBM tradition but gradually they took a more dark turn. It is the first time the group will perform since they became a trio consisting of Vain Sancrosanct, 0.77 and Talking Jazz.
The performances will take place on Friday 29th June at The Kinky Star, Vlasmarkt 9 in Ghent. Entrance is free. Afterwards an after-party takes place with DJ Drexl
Ryan Murphy’s new show POSE is a trip back to the 1980s - glamorous and electrifying!
Ryan Murphy’s new TV show Pose premiered on June 3 on FX.
What can you expect from the mastermind’s latest coup, except the fact that the series assembles the largest cast of transgender actors and LGBTQ people in general?
The show is set in New York City in the mid 80s: A city torn between the property boom and homophobia along with the AIDS hysteria.
On the one hand, there’s the hidden world of LGBTQ people during this period of time. It’s the glamorous world of balls, live contests focusing on fashion, charisma and dancing skills. Here we get to know the transgender characters Blanca (MJ Rodriguez) and Elektra (Dominique Jackson) and the rivalry between their houses as well as fashion designer Pray Tell (Billy Porter).
On the other hand, there’s Matt Bromley (James van der Beek) who works in the magnificient Trump Tower together with the hard-working family man Stan Bowes (Evan Peters) who falls in love with the transgender sex worker Angel (Indya Moore). Their relationship is the connecting link between both worlds - the world of success and money in Trump’s business empire and the unknown world of the LGBTQ culture back then.
Originally James van der Beek was supposed to play a young version of POTUS Donald Trump. After his election in 2016, the writers decided not to make Trump an actual character of the show. Nevertheless, he is still part of the story. An omnipresent phantom, embodying the real estate developer he used to be in the 80s.
Pose is not only a mirror of society throughout the decade of the 1980s, it’s also an indicator of the importance of development in our world and points out the tough road ahead of us! A brilliantly written new part of the Murphy-Verse!
Writers: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Steven Canals
Executive Producers: Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall, Sherry Marsh
Picture: Pose FX