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The Bard’s fantastical farce is getting a slightly more empowered interpretation. The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at the New American Shakespeare Tavern is mid-run with their production of “Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

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“It’s just fun. It’s one of the most playful of Shakespeare’s comedies,” director Tony Brown tells "City Lights" host Lois Reitzes.

Actor Dani Herd characterizes the show as “a good Shakespeare gateway drug.”

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A rare copy of William Shakespeare's Second Folio is being auctioned off ... one page at a time.

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The Atlanta Shakespeare Company and Peachstate Historical Consulting Inc. have partnered to host an auction of more than 100 individual leaves drawn from a single, imperfect copy of the Folio, which dates from 1632. 

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Friday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes":

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Monday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes":

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2015 was peppered with stories of misbehaving theater-goers. There was the man who clambered on stage at a production of "Hand To God" on Broadway, looking for a place to charge his cell phone. Star Patti LuPone took it upon herself to snatch a texting audience member’s phone away during a performance of "Shows for Days."

The cast of "As You Like It" also endured some outlandish behavior this weekend. Producer Myke Johns paid a visit to the New American Shakespeare Tavern in Atlanta to speak with cast members Dani Herd, Jonathan Horne and Jeffrey Stephenson.

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