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Midsummer Night’s Dream, A

Synopsis
Radio broadcast of a gala performance of scenes from Shakespeare’s comedy with music by Mendelssohn. Arranged and produced by Peter Creswell. The BBC Orchestra and Chorus are led by Clarence Raybould.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
16 May 1937 at 21:05 (Channel: BBC Regional Programme)
Duration
115 mins
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Producer
Peter Creswell
Cast
Malcolm KeenTheseus
Mary HintonHippolyta
Leslie FrenchOberon
Joyce RedmanPuck (Robin Goodfellow)
Alec ClunesLysander
Arthur SinclairNick Bottom
C.M. HallardEgeus
Carleton HobbsTom Snout
Diana ChurchillHermia
Ernest ThesigerPhilostrate
Frank CellierPeter Quince
H.O. NicholsonRobin Starveling
Hedley BriggsFrancis Flute
Jay LaurierSnug
Jill FurseFirst Fairy (Fairy)
Joan FrenchMustardseed
Joyce MooreMoth
Joyce RedmanPeaseblossom
Patricia HayesCobweb
Rosalinde FullerHelena
Terence de MarneyDemetrius

Additional Details

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

Notes

Textual information
A written transcript of the production is held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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