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      /A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM/ (1981)


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    • Dvd Region: 2+4 Pal (UK & Europe)
    • Certificate: U
    • Running Time: Approx. 116 minutes

    • Originally Transmitted: 13th December 1981
    • Dvd Release Date: 2005
    • Released By: BBC Worldwide Ltd.
    • Distributed By: DD Home Entertainment
    • Format: Colour Dvd Pal

    • Language: English
    • Subtitles: English sdh
    • Audio: Mono
    • Format: 4:3

      © BBC Television in association with Time-Life
      ~ All Rights Reserved

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      A TRAGEDIE

      In 1978, the BBC set itself the task of filming all of William Shakespeare’s plays for television. The resulting productions, renowned for their loyalty to the text, utilised the best theatrical and television directors and brought great performances from leading contemporary actors.

      “Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind.”

      In the woods of Athens, runaways couples, the King and Queen of the fairies, the impish sprite Puck and a band of ‘rude mechanicals’ prove “the course of true love never did run smooth” as they play out a comedy of love and the confusion it sometimes brings.

      Shakespeare’s fairytale comedy contains some of the most lyrical expressions of love, dreams and imaginations. The performances is star-studded, with Helen Mirren as Titania and Peter McEnery as Oberon dominating the proceedings, supported by a superb cast. As the New York Times wrote “they are all accomplished performers, but the director has given the extra dimension of using them brilliantly in terms of television.”

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      Enter Valentine and Proteus
      Valentine:

      "Now, fair Hippolyta, our nuptial hour
      Draws on apace. Four happy days bring in
      Another moon – but O, methinks how slow,
      This old moon wanes! She lingers my desires
      Like to a stepdame or a dowager
      Long withering out of a young man’s revenue ……”

      Helen Mirren   Peter McEnery
      Phil Daniels
      Robert Lindsay
      and Brian Glover

      Directed by Elijah Moshinsky
      Produced by Jonathan Miller

      William Shakespeare
      Hys Most Excellent
      Comedie
      A
      MIDSUMMER
      NIGHT’S
      DREAM


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      DRAMATIS PERSONAE:

      In Credits Order

    • Estelle Kohler ... Hippolyta
    • Nigel Davenport ... Theseus
    • Hugh Quarshie ... Philostrate
    • Geoffrey Lumsden ... Egeus
    • Pippa Guard ... Hermia
    • Nicky Henson ... Demetrius
    • Robert Lindsay ... Lysander
    • Cherith Mellor ... Helena
    • Geoffrey Palmer ... Quince
    • Brian Glover ... Bottom
    • John Fowler ... Flute
    • Don Estelle ... Starveling
    • Nat Jackley ... Snout
    • Ray Mort ... Snug

    • Phil Daniels ... Puck

    • Helen Mirren ... Titania
    • Peter McEnery ... Oberon
    • Tania Bennett ... Fairy
    • Alexandra Segal ... Fairy
    • Louise Mason ... Fairy
    • Lee Macdonald ... Fairy
    • Bruce Savage ... Peaseblossom
    • Massimo Mezzofanti ... Cobweb
    • Dominic Martelli ... Moth
    • Timothy Cross ... Mustardseed

      • Directed: Elijah Moshinsky
      • Adapted: William Shakespeare’s original play

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      ABOUT A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

      A Midsummer Night’s Dream Shakespeare’s delightfully surreal confection of romance and confusion, fun and fairies – is probably the best-known and most popular of his fourteen comedies . . . The first mention of the play in made in 1598 by Francis Mere and it was first printed in 1600 . . . It is thought that the play was written for an aristocratic wedding but there is scant evidence to support this . . . This version is a memorable feast of frolic and fantasy . . ..




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