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Midsummer Night’s Dream, A

Synopsis
Radio version of the play produced by Peter Watts. With incidental music by Mendelssohn played by the BBC Midland Light Orchestra. Gilbert Vinter conducts.
Series
World Theatre
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
19 Jun 1950 at 20:00 (Channel: BBC Home Service)
Duration
120 mins
Availability
No archive copy known

Credits

Producer
Peter Watts
Writer
William Shakespeare
Cast
Brewster MasonTheseus
Molly RankinHippolyta
Frederick AllenOberon
Joan HartTitania
Leslie FrenchPuck (Robin Goodfellow)
Arthur RidleyPhilostrate
Betty BaskombHelena
Bryan PowleyRobin Starveling
David EndersDemetrius
Denise BryerMoth
Diana KimptonCobweb
Frank AtkinsonSnug
Geoffrey LewisTom Snout
Howard Marion-CrawfordNick Bottom
Iris RobertsPeaseblossom
Jeanette TregarthenHermia
John GarsidePeter Quince
Malcolm HayesLysander
Margaret VinesMustardseed
Stephen JackFrancis Flute
William TrentEgeus

Additional Details

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

Notes

General
Rehearsals: 15/6/1950-19/6/1950
History
Broadcast in two parts. Part 1: 20.00-21.00. Part 2: 21.15-22.15.
Textual information
A written transcript of the production is held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.
Reviews
Stephen Williams, ‘Shakespeare’s Enchanted Wood’, Radio Times, 16 June 1950, p.4.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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