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Midsummer Night’s Dream, A

Synopsis
Performance of the Watermill Theatre’s touring production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream recorded on videotape at the Harvey Theatre, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY. Directed for stage by Ed Hall. The play is performed by Propeller, an all-male company.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
24 Mar 2004
Duration
145 mins

Credits

Director
Ed Hall
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Dugald Bruce-Lockhart; Tony Bell
Production Design
Michael Pavelka
Cast
Matthew FlynnTheseus
Emilio DoorgasinghHippolyta
Guy WilliamsOberon
Richard ClothierTitania
Simon ScardifieldPuck (Robin Goodfellow)
Alasdair Craig 
Alexander Giles 
Barnaby Kay 
Chris MylesEgeus
Chris MylesPeter Quince
Dugald Bruce-LockhartLysander
Jonathan McGuinnessSnug
Jonathan McGuinnessHermia
Jules WernerFrancis Flute
Patrick Shai 
Robert HandsHelena
Sam Callis 
Simon ScardifieldRobin Starveling
Tony BellNick Bottom
Vincent LeighSnug
Vincent LeighDemetrius

Additional Details

Theatre
Harvey Theatre, Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY
Theatre company
Propeller
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); All-male casts

Notes

History
The play opened in the UK in 2003 at the company’s home venue in Newbury, later moving to the Comedy Theatre, London and then to the United States.
Textual information
Performing text edited by Robert Warren.
Reviews
Michael Dobson, Shakespeare Survey 57 (2004), pp258-89 (especially 265). For Ed Hall’s commentary on the production see ‘A Different Creature’, American Theatre 21, no. 3 (2004), p25.

Production Company

Name

Character Generators

Archive

Name

Theatre on Film and Tape (TOFT)

Email
toft@nypl.org
Web
http://www.nypl.org/locations/lpa/theatre-film-and-tape-archive External site opens in new window
Phone
+ 1 (212) 870-1642
Fax
(212) 8701868
Address
Billy Rose Theatre Collection
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York,New York
10023-7498
USA

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