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Midsummer Night’s Dream, A

Synopsis
Televised recording of an open-air theatre production directed by Robert Atkins and performed by the Bankside Players at Regent’s Park, London. The performance includes a fairy ballet dancing to Mendelssohn’s music. Presented for television by Ian Orr-Ewing, with Rosabel Warson as music director. The dances are arranged by Mary Honer.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Transmission details
24 Jul 1946 at 14:30 (Channel: BBC)
Duration
150 mins
Availability
No archive copy known (2006)

Credits

Director
Robert Atkins
Producer
Robert Atkins
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Felix Mendelssohn
Choreographer
Mary Honer
Contributor
Rosabel Watson
Adaptor for Television
Ian Orr-Ewing
Cast
Desmond LlewelynTheseus
Angela ShaftoHippolyta
John ByronOberon
Vivienne BennettTitania
Mary HonerPuck (Robin Goodfellow)
Andrew FauldsLysander
Clement HamelinRobin Starveling
David MarchPhilostrate
Diana WilsonFirst Fairy (Fairy)
Hugh MarningNick Bottom
Iris BakerHelena
Ivan StaffFrancis Flute
Jack LynnTom Snout
Patricia HicksHermia
Peter BellDemetrius
Ronald StocksSnug
Russell ThorndikePeter Quince
Thomas DanceEgeus

Additional Details

Theatre
Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park, London
Theatre company
Bankside Players
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Subjects
Dance; Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Open-air theatre

Notes

History
Outside broadcast from the Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park, London.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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