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Midsummer Night’s Dream, A

Alternative title
Transformation of Bottom, The
Synopsis
First part of a televised adapation of a play for children. Robert Atkins, who wrote the script for the play and also stars as Bottom, introduces and explains the play. Part 2 was was televised a week later, on December 3, 1950 (see separate entry).
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Transmission details
26 Nov 1950 at 17:00 (Channel: BBC)
Duration
60 mins
Availability
No archive copy known (2006)

Credits

Producer
Joy Harington
Writer
Ian Atkins; Robert Atkins; William Shakespeare
Art Direction
Stephen Taylor
Cast
John Warrington (2)Oberon
Jill FensonTitania
Jeremy SpenserPuck (Robin Goodfellow)
Ann CummingCobweb
Clement HamelinRobin Starveling
Harcourt WilliamsPeter Quince
Josephine SaundersPeaseblossom
Leslie CrowtherFrancis Flute
Raymond RollettTom Snout
Robert AtkinsNick Bottom
Roberta WooleyMoth
Sally JuddMustardseed
Toke TownleySnug

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
children’s television; schools; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A

Notes

History
Broadcast in 2 parts. Part 2, entitled THE PLAY, was broadcast a week later on 3/12/1950 (see separate entry). Atkins’ televised adaptation of the entire play with a slightly different cast was broadcast on BBC on 17/4/1951 (see separate entry).

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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