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Sonho de Uma Noite de Verao

Alternative title
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Synopsis
Video recording of the performance by the Brazilian theatre company Teator Do Ornitorrinco staged as part of the New York Shakespeare Festival, Festival Latino.The production incorporated mime, acrobatics, skating, fencing and fire-eating. Translated, adapted and directed by Caca Rosset.
Language
Portuguese (Brazil)
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
1 Aug 1991
Duration
470 mins

Credits

Director
Caca Rosset
Writer
William Shakespeare
Production Design
Jose DeAnchieta
Costume
Jose DeAnchieta
Choreographer
Val Folly
Cast
Jose Rubens ChacaTheseus
Jose Rubens ChacaOberon
Augusto PompeoPuck (Robin Goodfellow)
Anton ChavesRobin Starveling
Anton ChavesPhilostrate
Ary FrancaFrancis Flute
Caca RossetNick Bottom
Carolina N. RibeiroHelena
Elaine GarciaHermia
Gerson StevesSnug
Mario Cesar CarmargoEgeus
Mario Cesar CarmargoTom Snout
Monica MonteiroPeaseblossom
Norma GabrielMustardseed
Richard HomuthDemetrius
Rubens CaribeLysander
Tacito RochyaPeter Quince

Additional Details

Theatre
Delacorte Theatre, Central Park, New York City
Theatre company
Teator Do Ornitorrinco
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); New York Shakespeare Festival

Notes

Notes
Two performances were recorded over two evenings in August 1991.
General
The Festival Latino was founded in 1976 by Oscar Ciccione and Cecilia Vega and became part of the New York Shakespeare Festival in 1984.
History
The production ran for 12 performances July 30-11 August 1991 and was performed in Portuguese with no simultaneous translation.
Reviews
Jean Peterson, Shakespeare Bulletin, 11, no.1 (1993), pp13-14.

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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