A midsummer night's dream [DVD videorecording] / by William Shakespeare ; a BBC Television production in association with Time-Life Television ; producer, Jonathan Miller ; director, Elijah Moshinsky.
Contributor(s): Miller, Jonathan | Moshinsky, Elijah | Mirren, Helen | McEnery, Peter | Guard, Pippa | Glover, Brian | Daniels, Phil | British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service | Time-Life Television | Ambrose Video Publishing.Material type: FilmSeries: The complete dramatic works of William ShakespeareComedy. Publisher: New York : Ambrose Video Pub., [2000 or 2001]Description: 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Uniform titles: BBC TV Shakespeare (Television program) Contained works: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Midsummer night's dream.Subject(s): Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Film and video adaptations | Courtship -- Drama | Athens (Greece) -- DramaGenre/Form: Television plays. | Television adaptations. | Television plays.DDC classification: 791.43 | 822.3/3
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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).
Senior cameraman, Jim Atkinson ; music composed by Stephen Oliver ; video tape editor, Graham Taylor.
Originally broadcast on the BBC series The Shakespeare plays in 1984.
Taped Aug. 15-21, 1984 at the BBC Television studios in London.
System requirements for script: PC or Mac with Microsoft Word, DVD-ROM drive.
Shakespeare's play about devilish fairies, bedeviled lovers and tradesmen-actors. Plots intertwine as entangled love affairs, the comical performance of a "play within a play" by the tradesmen of Athens, and the antics in fairyland among King Oberon and his queen Titania produce a bizarre series of entanglements, but all ends happily.