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Midsummer Night’s Dream, A

Synopsis
Traditional adaptation directed by James Cellan Jones set in 1865 and filmed on location at Scotney Castle, Kent. With Ronnie Barker as Bottom.
Series
Play of the Month
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
26 Sep 1971 at 20:10 (Channel: BBC1)
Duration
120 mins

Credits

Director
James Cellan Jones
Producer
Cedric Messina
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Chappell Herbert
Production Design
Roger Andrews
Costume
Ian Adley
Cast
Michael GambonTheseus
Eleanor BronHippolyta
Robert StephensOberon
Eileen AtkinsTitania
Bunny MayPuck (Robin Goodfellow)
Amanda BarrieHermia
Clifford RoseRobin Starveling
Edward FoxLysander
Jeremy ClydeDemetrius
John Glyn-JonesEgeus
John LauriePeter Quince
Julian OrchardSnug
Ken ParryTom Snout
Lynn RedgraveHelena
Paul HenryFrancis Flute
Ronnie BarkerNick Bottom
Sarah TauntonFairy

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
The Birmingham Shakespeare Library holds a camera script.
Figures
The play was watched by 8.5% of the BBC1 audience, falling to 7.4% in the second half.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
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Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
Name

BoB

Email
bob@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7393 1500
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
Learning on Screen - the British Universities and Colleges Film and Video Council
77 Wells Street
London
WIT 3QJ
Notes
Formerly a service from BUFVC, British Universities Film & Video Council

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