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Midsummer Night’s Dream, A

Synopsis
A film version based on the design and concept of Adrian Noble’s 1994 Royal Shakespeare Company production. Noble’s main invention is a new character, the boy who dreams the play.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1996
Duration
103 mins; 9,294 feet

Credits

Director
Adrian Noble
Producer
Paul Arnott
Writer
William Shakespeare
Screenplay
Adrian Noble
Music
Howard Blake
Costume
Anthony Ward
Cast
Alex JenningsTheseus
Lindsay DuncanHippolyta
Alex JenningsOberon
Lindsay DuncanTitania
Barry LynchPuck (Robin Goodfellow)
Alfred BurkeEgeus
Daniel EvansLysander
Desmond BarritNick Bottom
Emily RaymondHermia
Howard CrossleyTom Snout
John KanePeter Quince
Kenn SabbertonSnug
Kevin DoyleDemetrius
Mark LetherenFrancis Flute
Monica DolanHermia
Osheen JonesBoy
Robert GillespieRobin Starveling

Additional Details

Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
drama in English; performances; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
The film was not released in the United States
Figures
Budget £3.2million, it took less than £10,000 at the UK box office.
Reviews
Reviewed by Mark Sinker in Sight and Sound vol, 7, no. 1 (Jan 97), p41. Buchanan, Judith. ‘The Royal Shakespeare Company’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in Shakespeare on Film (Harlow: Pearson Education, 2005), pp. 133-8.

Production Company

Name

Edenwood Productions

Sponsor

Name

Arts Council

Phone
020 7973 6820
Fax
020 7973 6449
Notes
Contact: Will Bell (7/99), e-mail will.bell@artscouncil.org.uk
Name

Capitol Films

Name

Channel Four Films

Distributor

Name

Cinema Club

Phone
020 7612 3129
Fax
020 7612 3132
Address
2 Entertain Video
33 Foley Street
London
W1W 7TL

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

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