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Midsummer Night’s Dream, A

Synopsis
Complete performance by the Marlowe Dramatic Society directed by George Rylands. Jill Balcon is Titania and Anthony White is Oberon.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Year of release
1961
Availability
Out of Distribution (2006)

Credits

Director
George Rylands
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Thurston Dart
Cast
Frank DuncanTheseus
Joan HartHippolyta
Anthony WhiteOberon
Jill BalconTitania
Richard GooldenPuck (Robin Goodfellow)
Christopher KellySnug
Elizabeth ProudPeaseblossom
George RylandsCobweb
Ian McKellenLysander
Jeanette SterkeHermia
John FortuneTom Snout
John SharpFrancis Flute
John Tracy-PhillipsDemetrius
Julian CurryEgeus
Miles MallesonPeter Quince
Peter WoodthorpeNick Bottom
Prunella ScalesHelena
Richard KayMustardseed
Terrence HardimanPhilostrate
Trevor NunnRobin Starveling

Additional Details

Theatre company
Marlowe Dramatic Society
Production type
Sound Recordings(Commercial)
Plays
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
drama in English; performances; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
John Fortune is credited as John Wood in this production.
Textual information
The recordings used Dover Wilson’s New Cambridge text
Documentation
Sleeve notes contain background to the play and the characters.
Reviews
Series reviewed by Rex Gibson, TES Friday 22 May 1998, p38
For an assessment of the sound recordings from Arkangel, the Marlowe Society (Rylands) and the Caedmon Shakespeare Recording Society (Sackler) see Lanier, Douglas ‘Shakespeare on the Record’ in Hodgdon, Barbara & Worthen, W.B. (eds) A Companion to Shakespeare in Performance (Malden: Blackwell, 2005), pp415-436

Production Company

Name

Argo

Sponsor

Name

The British Council

Web
http://www.britcoun.org External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7930 8466
Fax
020 7389 6347
Address
10 Spring Gardens
London SW1A 2BN

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

Distributor

Name

Polygram Spoken Word, tel 020 8910 5000

Phone
020 8910 5000

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

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