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Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream: William Shakespeare's plays and poetry have inspired everything from artwork to movie adaptations. Find out which composers took inspiration from the great playwright, creating some brilliant classical music in its own right.
Britten's adaptation of Shakespeare's bewitching play was first performed in 1960. It omits most of Act I, focusing on the magic of the fairies in the wood and the main themes of the play.
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