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Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Synopsis
Full-length radio adaptation of the play arranged by Cathleen Nesbitt who also performs as Puck alongside Ernest Milton as Oberon and Nigel Playfair as Bottom. With a prologue by Cecil A. Lewis. Incidental music and overture from Mendelssohn, conducted by Dan Godfrey, junior. Winifred Fisher is the voice for the lyrics.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
25 Jul 1923 at 20:00 (Channel: BBC)
Duration
120 mins
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Producer
Cathleen Nesbitt
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Felix Mendelssohn
Contributor
Dan Godfrey
Adaptor for Radio
Cathleen Nesbitt
Cast
Ernest MiltonOberon
Cathleen NesbittTitania
George HowePuck (Robin Goodfellow)
Arthur R. BurrowsSnug
Cecil A. LewisPrologue
Edmund BreonPeter Quince
Elizabeth PellockHelena
Ivan BerlynFrancis Flute
Kenneth KentLysander
Lesley WinterFairies (Fairy)
Nigel PlayfairNick Bottom
Rex F. PalmerTom Snout
Sonia SeatonHermia
Stafford HilliardRobin Starveling
Stanley WarmingtonDemetrius
Winifred Fisher 

Additional Details

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

Notes

Reviews
Source: BBC Programme Records, The Times

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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