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Midsummer Night’s Dream, A

Synopsis
Video recording of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1999 production directed by Michael Boyd.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
25 May 2000
Duration
166 mins

Credits

Director
Michael Boyd
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
John Woolf
Production Design
Tom Piper
Cast
Josette SimonHippolyta
Nicholas JonesOberon
Aidan McArdlePuck (Robin Goodfellow)
Andrew DennisSnug
Ben ElliotFairy
Catherine KanterHermia
Daniel RyanNick Bottom
David HobbsRobin Starveling
Farimang SinghatehFairy
Fergus O’DonnellLysander
Geoffrey WhiteheadEgeus
Henry Ian CusickDemetrius
Hermione GullifordHelena
Kemi BaruwaCobweb
Mary DuddyMustardseed
Orlando WellsFrancis Flute
Peter KellyPeter Quince
Rebecca LenkiewiczMoth
Rod ArthurTom Snout
Sirine SabaPeaseblossom

Additional Details

Theatre
Howard Gilman Opera House, Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
The production was also recorded by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the RST on 6 May 1999 and is catalogued separately.
History
Press night 25 March 1999 at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
Stills
Stills from, and design notes on, the production are available on the Arts and Humanities Performing Arts Data Service (AHDS) at http://ahds.ac.uk/performingarts/collections/designing-shakespeare.htm
Reviews
Ben Brantley, ‘Lovers, Chill Out, ‘Tis Fairy Time’, New York Times (24 May 2000).

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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