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Midsummer Night’s Dream, A

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
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1984
Duration
77 mins
Availability
Hire

Credits

Director
Celestino Coronado
Producer
David Haughton; Lindsay Kemp
Cinematographer
Peter Middleton
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Carlos Miranda
Art Direction
Carlos Dorremochea
Cast
Neil CaplanTheseus
Manuela VargasHippolyta
Michael MatouOberon
The Incredible OrlandoTitania
Lindsay KempPuck (Robin Goodfellow)
Annie HuckleHermia
Attilio LopezNick Bottom
Cheryl HeazlewoodHelena
Christian MichaelsonFrancis Flute
David HaughtonDemetrius
David MeyerLysander
Francois TestoryChangeling Boy
Francois TestoryTom Snout
Javier SanzRobin Starveling
Jose Luis AguirrePeter Quince

Additional Details

Production type
Dance
Plays
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
ballet; gender representation; opera; pantomime; performances; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
The film was produced in association with Channel 4 who transmitted it 25 June 1986.

Production Company

Name

Cabochan Productions

Name

TVE Televisión Española

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

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Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
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Name

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

Email
tmenquiries@vam.ac.uk
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Phone
020 7942 2697
Fax
020 7471 9864
Address
Blythe House
23 Blythe Road
London
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Distributor (Hire)

Name

BFI Film Bookings Unit

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