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Leaving Drew

Synopsis
Fiction short. Campbell, a struggling actor, is appearing in a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival at Drew University. When the production closes he goes back home to Los Angeles and as he waits for his flight he dreams of a beautiful fairy. On the plane he meets a woman who resembles the fairy of his dreams. The film begins with Puck’s epilogue and the gap between dream and reality is a central and recurring motif.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film; Multimedia
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1999
Duration
21 mins
Availability
No distributor known (7/2008).

Credits

Director
Kirsten Lara Getchell
Producer
Kirsten Lara Getchell; Steven Eckholdt
Cinematographer
Roberto Blasino
Screenplay
Kirsten Lara Getchell
Music
Peter Adams
Costume
Candice Cain
Cast
Tara StewartWoman of his dreams (Titania)
Cameron WatsonCampbell (Nick Bottom)

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
Tagline: Some dreams are a wake-up call.
Reviews
Lanier, Douglas ‘Film Spin-Offs and Citations’ in Burt, Richard (ed). Shakespeares After Shakespeares: an Encyclopedia of the Bard in Mass Media and Popular Culture. 2 vols. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006. (p. 227, entry 943).

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