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Midsummer Night’s Dream, A (Cd-Rom)

Synopsis
Contains the complete Alexander text of the play, an audio version, photographs from performances, and extracts from the BBC Shakespeare production directed by Jonathan Miller. Coverage includes characters, plot, performance, language, themes, Shakespeare’s live and times, sources and critical opinion. The ‘plot’ option, for example, offers summaries of three levels of complexity. Under the ‘themes’ option information is provided either by sound archive material or video footage of authorities on the subject e.g. ‘love and marriage’ is discussed by Bill Alexander and Peter Brook. The ‘background’ option provides a range of critical opinions and historical information.
Series
BBC Shakespeare on Cd-Rom
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Multimedia; CD-ROM. PC Windows and Apple Macintosh (separate versions).
Year of release
1995
Year of production
1995
Availability
Out of distribution (2006); 1997 sale: £75.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Notes
Reviewed by Sue Lambert in Times Educational Supplement TES2 (20 Sep 1996), p21.
Documentation
Accompanying handbook and teacher’s notes.
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
drama in English; schools; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Credits

Director
Jonathan Miller
Producer
Chris Jennings
Writer
William Shakespeare
Contributor
Bill Alexander; Helen Mirren; Nigel Davenport; Peter Brook; Peter McEnery

Distribution Formats

Type
CD-ROM

Production Company

Name

Attica Cybernetics

Name

BBC Education

Web
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools External site opens in new window
Phone
020 8746 1111
Fax
020 8752 4398
Address
White City
201 Wood Lane
London
W12 7TS
Name

HarperCollins Publishers

Web
http://www.harpercollins.com/catalog/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 8741 7070
Fax
020 8307 4440
Address
London

Distributor (Sale)

Name

BBC Educational Publishing

Web
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools External site opens in new window
Phone
01937 541001
Fax
01937 845381
Address
PO Box 234
Wetherby
West Yorks
LS23 7EU
 

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