Friday, April 18, 2014

Dressed in the style of 60's - 2012 Simply Shakespeare - A Midsummer Night's Dream

Besides his charity work supporting healthcare organizations we heard a lot about, Eddie Redmayne supports cultural foundations too. In February he attended a cultural charity event, the Into Film Launch, and in 2012 he participated the Simply Shakespeare Celebrity Reading held annually in Los Angeles, organized by Rita Wilson.

In support of The Shakespeare Center’s programs. 
Simply Shakespeare - A Midsummer Night's Dream

Tom Hanks leads star-studded cast in Shakespeare play (source)  

TOM HANKS and his actress wife RITA WILSON teamed up with MARTIN SHORT to form an all-star cast in Shakespearean classic A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM for a charity performance on Thursday (27Sep12).
Billy Crystal, Eddie Redmayne, William Shatner and Topher Grace also stepped onstage to act out The Bard's play at the Freud Playhouse at the University of California, Los Angeles.
The stars put a 1960s twist on the event, which was billed as "an evening filled with peace, love and psychedelic Shakespeare" starring "groovy love children Rita 'Daisy' Wilson and Tom 'Far Out' Hanks and a tie-dyed cast of hilarious hippies".
The 22nd Annual Simply Shakespeare Celebrity Reading raised money for the Shakespeare Centre Los Angeles, an organisation which creates literary programs to help impoverished students.

'Midsummer Night's Dream' Goes Sixties With 
Tom Hanks, Billy Crystal, And More Hollywood Royalty
The Huffington Post article | By Hallie Sekoff Posted: 09/26/2012
Fairy politics, love spells, an enchanted donkey: "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is Shakespeare's trippiest play, no? This Thursday, William Shatner, Martin Short, Billy Crystal and Tom Hanks will join forces with even more A-listers with distinctive voices to test that premise, with a "psychedelic 1960s adaptation," put on by the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles (Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson are co-chairs)...
....The "Simply Shakespeare" press releaseleaves no sixties cliche unreferenced in its rundown of "a tie-dyed cast of hilarious hippies," "peace," "love," and the intriguingly vague promise of "iconic music of the era." ("Forrest Gump" soundtrack? Is that you we're sensing?)

Photos source: & Eddie Redmayne Spain 

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