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William Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Alternative title
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Synopsis
Film adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream set in Tuscany in the 1890s.
Language
English
Country
Germany; United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1999
Duration
121 mins

Credits

Director
Michael Hoffman
Producer
Leslie Urdang; Michael Hoffman
Cinematographer
Oliver Stapleton
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Simon Boswell
Art Direction
Maria-Theresa Barbasso
Cast
David StrathairnTheseus
Sophie MarceauHippolyta
Rupert EverettOberon
Michelle PfeifferTitania
Anna FrielHermia
Annalisa CordoneCobweb
Bernard HillEgeus
Bill IrwinTom Snout
Calista FlockhartHelena
Christian BaleDemetrius
Dominic WestLysander
Gregory JbaraSnug
John SessionsPhilostrate
Kevin KlineNick Bottom
Max WrightRobin Starveling
Paoloa PessotMustardseed
Roger ReesPeter Quince
Sam RockwellFrancis Flute

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Historical period
Victorian
Plays
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
drama in English; performances; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Figures
$16,066, 563 Gross US (2005) Box Office Guru
Reviews
Reviewed by Leslie Felperin in Sight and Sound (11/99), p.51.

Donaldson, Peter, ‘Bottom and the Gramophone: Media, Class and Comedy in Michael Hoffman’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in Shakespeare Survey 61: Shakespeare, Sound and Screen (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008). pp. 23-35.

Production Company

Name

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Name

Regency Enterprises

Name

Taurus Film

Distributor

Name

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Web
http://www.fox.co.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7753 8686
Fax
020 7437 1625
Address
Twentieth Century House
31-32 Soho Square
London
W1D 3AP
Notes
Feature films from Fox and MGM for sale on DVD and Blu-ray via retail outlets.

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

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