Midsummer Night’s Dream

Event Information

Olympic Theatre

Proprietor / Lessee:
James E. [manager, proprietor] Hayes

Anthony, Jr. Reiff

Event Type:
Play With Music

Record Information


Last Updated:
16 October 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

02 Dec 1867, 8:00 PM
03 Dec 1867, 8:00 PM
04 Dec 1867, 8:00 PM
05 Dec 1867, 8:00 PM
06 Dec 1867, 8:00 PM
07 Dec 1867, 1:30 PM
07 Dec 1867, 8:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

Text Author: Shakespeare
Participants:  Fanny Stockton (role: (Oberon, with singing));  George Washington Lafayette Fox (role: Bottom)
aka Midsummer night's dream
Composer(s): Mendelssohn-Bartholdy


Advertisement: New York Herald, 02 December 1867.
Review: New York Herald, 04 December 1867, 7.

“This really charming spectacle was repeated last night at the Olympic. It has been performed over six weeks without intermission, and, judging from the audience and applause, it grows in popularity.  We have noticed several times both the performance and the striking scenery, and as there is nothing new in them there remains little to be said. It may be remarked, however, that, like all such representations, experience leads to improvement. The actors have decidedly improved in their parts, and the whole fairy spectacle moves smoother since it was first brought before the public. The beautiful and fanciful creation of Shakespeare is so well represented that we seem to be in a delightful dream of fairy land during the whole performance, and wake up with regret when it is over that the dream is ended. This is not the only one of the sensations of the city, but it adds greatly to the remarkable variety of our theatrical performances at present. The ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ will certainly be fresh and popular for some time to come.”