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Viewers delighted as Russell T Davies gives A Midsummer Night's Dream gay twist

2016-05-31
The BBC celebrated Shakespeare's 400th birthday last night (May 30) with a new feature-length adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, written by Russell T Davies, and viewers were left delighted after the plot included a gay kiss. Some of the major plot lines in the original work were re-written, including the killing of characters that do not die in the original, a dance scene and, of course, the gay characters. Titania and Hippolyta shared a lesbian kiss at the end of the production, which turned Hippolyta into a fairy - The original plot sees Hippolyta marrying Theseus and Titania married to Oberon, king of the fairies. A-Midsummer-Night-s-Dream-553022 It also seems that two men found love with each other in the final dance scene. A-Midsummer-Night-s-Dream-553025 Most viewers were thrilled to see the Bard's work updated for the 21st century... https://twitter.com/kmcmachan/status/737384901071228928 https://twitter.com/kuurapikas/status/737387906835288069?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw https://twitter.com/TerryOWeeks/status/737598369581801472 But inevitably, some had to try spoil the party before they'd even watched the adaptation... https://twitter.com/PookyMcPookface/status/737327613346258944 Don't let the door hit you in the arse on the way out, @PookyMcPookface. More stories: Nick Jonas on gay sex: 'I wouldn't say I haven't, because that would be lying' Police hunt for for transgender woman allegedly responsible for setting fire to Canadian gender clinic