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Dead Poets Society

Synopsis
Feature film set in 1950s America. An unconventional teacher inspires his pupils, one of whom (Neil Perry) is seen as Puck in a school production a A Midsummer Night’s Dream, parts of which are shown (extracts from II i, II iii and V ii).
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film; Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1989
Duration
129 mins; 11,572 feet

Credits

Director
Peter Weir
Cinematographer
John Seale
Screenplay
Tom Schulman
Music
Maurice Jarre
Cast
Robert Sean LeonardNeil Perry (Puck (Robin Goodfellow))
Ethan HawkeTodd Anderson
Robin WilliamsJohn Keating

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Historical period
1950s
Plays
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Reviews
Ardolini, F. ‘The Use of Shakespeare in Dead Poets Society’. Marlowe Society of America Newsletter14.1. (1994), p. 7.

Production Company

Name

Touchstone Pictures

Distributor

Name

Touchstone Home Video

Phone
020 8222 1000
Fax
020 8222 2795
Address
3 Queen Caroline Street
Hammersmith
London
W6 9PE

Distributor (Hire)

Name

Filmbank Distributors Ltd

Email
info@filmbank.co.uk
Web
http://www.filmbank.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7984 5950
Fax
020 7984 5951
Address
Warner House
98 Theobalds Road
London
WC1X 8WB
Notes
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Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

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