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Midsummer Night’s Dream, A (1984)

Alternative title
Suena de una Noche de Verano
Synopsis
Opera, ballet and pantomime are incorporated into this adaptation which is derived from a Lindsay Kemp stage production at Sadler’s Wells. Titania (The Incredible Orlando) is a drag queen; the Indian boy (Francois Testory), the focus of more than platonic admiration; Puck (Kemp), an ‘ancient Jewish fairy’; and the ‘Pyramus and Thisby’ play a version of Romeo and Juliet, played on stilts. Music by Carlos Miranda.
Language
English
Country
Spain; Great Britain
Medium
Film; Film. 16mm. col. 77 min.
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1984
Year of production
1984
Availability
Hire
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
ballet; gender representation; opera; pantomime; performances; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Credits

Director
Celestino Coronado
Producer
David Haughton; Lindsay Kemp
Cinematographer
Peter Middleton
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Carlos Miranda
Art Direction
Carlos Dorremochea
Contributor
Francois Testory
Cast
Annie Huckle 
Attilio Lopez 
Cheryl Heazlewood 
Christian Michaelson 
David Haughton 
David Meyer 
Francois Testory 
Javier Sanz 
Jose Luis Aguirre 
Lindsay Kemp 
Manuela Vargas 
Michael Matou 
Neil Caplan 
The Incredible Orlando 

Distribution Formats

Type
Film
Format
16mm

Production Company

Name

Cabochan Productions

Name

TVE Televisión Española

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
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Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
Name

V&A Theatre & Performance Collections: National Video Archive of Performance

Email
tmenquiries@vam.ac.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7942 2697
Fax
020 7471 9864
Address
Blythe House
23 Blythe Road
London
W14 0QX

Distributor (Hire)

Name

BFI Film Bookings Unit

Email
bookings.films@bfi.org.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7957 8938 / 8935
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
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