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Midsummer Night’s Dream, A

Synopsis
A sound recording of Michael Benthall’s 1954 Old Vic production with Robert Helpmann as Oberon and Moira Shearer as Titania. Mendelssohn’s incidental music is played by the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Year of release
1954
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Credits

Director
Michael Benthall
Writer
William Shakespeare
Cast
Anne Walford 
Anthony Nicholls 
Daniel Thorndike 
Eliot Makeham 
Joan Benham 
Joan King 
Jocelyn Britten 
John Dearth 
John Warner 
Margaret Courtenay 
Michael Redington 
Moira Shearer 
Norman Rossington 
Patrick Macnee 
Peter Johnson 
Philip Guard 
Philip Locke 
Robert Helpmann 
Sheila Wright 
Stanley Holloway 
Tania d’ Avray 
Terence Longdon 

Production Company

Name

RCA

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
Name

Folger Shakespeare Library

Email
reference@folger.edu
Web
http://www.folger.edu External site opens in new window
Phone
(202) 544 4600
Fax
(202) 544 4623
Address
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington
DC 20003
USA
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