Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta
encounters Steppenwolf in a 'Justice League' clip.
There is magical mayhem when the Queen of Fairies tries to stop tyrannical Theseus marrying Hippolyta
It begins in the tyrannical court of Athens, where Theseus (John Hannah) is set to marry Hippolyta
(Eleanor Matsuura) against her will.
The only eye-candy here is Queen Hippolyta
(Okwui Okpokwasili), the Amazon beauty the Duke boasts of having vanquished in bloody battle.
In Shakespeare's text, the relationship between Theseus and Hippolyta
appears on many occasions to be somewhat strained.
It's Puck's job to cure the painful pangs of unrequited love in Fairyland, where Theseus of Athens (Mark Bourdeau) and the Amazon Queen Hippolyta
(Carol Sweny) are to celebrate their wedding.
The S4K production of A Midsummer Night's Dream is a child-friendly adaptation of the play by William Shakespeare, which centres on the marriage of the Duke of Athens Theseus to the Queen of the Amazons Hippolyta
and the activities of the mischievous fairies of the Fairyland forest.
Projected on facing walls, two Super 8 films, Hippolyta
and Manfred (both part of a longer film, A Recess and a Reconstruction, which Herve and Mailler will show for the first time this month), loosely evoked two key figures from Horace Walpole's 1764 gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto.
This "foolish design" led to the election of Hippolyta
as queen, since she was a "mistress of warcraft" (1.
The typically doubled roles of Theseus and Hippolyta
with Oberon and Titania were at APT performed by an actual husband-and-wife team, enhancing the inherent battle-of-the-sexes chemistry.
In this production I double in two roles, Theseus and Oberon, but it's great because in each I'm playing opposite Siwan Morris who doubles as Hippolyta
and Titania, so we complement each other all the way.
Casting the petite Ana Sophia Scheller as Hippolyta
, Queen of the Amazons in A Midsummer Night's Dream, seems like a stretch, but with her Latin flare--she was born in Buenos Aires 19 years ago--and confident air, she pulled it off convincingly.