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Midsummer Night’s Dream, A

Synopsis
Television production of the play, virtually uncut, which incorporates a ballet sequence choreographed by Juan Corelli. The romantic setting, and use of gesture and expression, shows the influence of Reinhardt.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Transmission details
24 Jun 1964 at 21:10 (Channel: ITV)
Duration
110 mins; 3,959 feet
Availability
Out of UK distribution (2007).

Credits

Director
Joan Kemp-Welch
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Guy Woolfenden
Costume
Sheila Jackson
Choreographer
Juan Corelli
Contributor
George Rylands
Cast
Patrick AllenTheseus
Eira HeathHippolyta
Peter WyngardeOberon
Anna MasseyTitania
Toby TannerPuck (Robin Goodfellow)
Alfie BassFrancis Flute
Arthur HewlettSnug
Benny HillNick Bottom
Bernard BresslawTom Snout
Bill ShineRobin Starveling
Clifford ElkinDemetrius
Cyril LuckhamEgeus
Diana SimpsonCobweb
Jill BennettHelena
John FraserLysander
Kay FrazerFairy
Maureen BeckHermia
Michael NewportMustardseed
Peter ChurchPeaseblossom
Stanley ThomasMoth
Tony BatemanPhilostrate

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
ballet; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
The copy in the National Film and Television Archive, London is a 16mm print.
General
BFI Special Collections holds files containing production budget and sales information, contracts and music cue sheet.
Textual information
George Rylands was brought in as script editor and advisor.
Reviews
http://screenplaystv.wordpress.com/2013/09/09/a-midsummer-nights-dream-a-r-for-itv-1964 (accessed 9/2013). Written by Amanda Wrigley for Screenplay,

Production Company

Name

Rediffusion Television

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

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Name

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