A Midsummer Night's Dream quotes


a midsummer night’s dream live (globe 2016)

but, like in sickness, did i loathe this food;
but, as in health, come to my natural taste,
now i do wish it, love it, long for it,
and will for evermore be true to it.
(act iv sc. i)

But I refuse to transmit those lines now. In 2016 I’m not having lovelorn women say they’ll kill themselves. I’m not putting that on BBC1; I absolutely refuse. Because I hope young girls will be watching this, and I don’t think it’s an appropriate thing to say – ‘I love you so much, if you don’t love me I’ll kill myself.’ I think that’s untransmittable, I’m not having it.
—  Russell T Davies, on the fact that in the original script of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, all the women refer at some point to killing themselves.