A Midsummer Night's Dream quotes

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.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream will play at the Globe from 30 April – 11 September. Find out more about Emma Rice’s Wonder Season.