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Midsummer Night’s Dream, A

Synopsis
Radio adaptation of Shakespeare’s play produced by Howard Rose and R. E. Jeffrey, starring Robert Atkins as Bottom. Mendelssohn’s incidental music is performed by the Wireless Chorus and Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Percy Pitt.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
21 Jun 1927 at 20:00 (Channel: BBC)
Duration
120 (without interval)
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Producer
Howard Rose; R. E. Jeffrey
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Felix Mendelssohn
Cast
Eric ShakespeareTheseus
Dorothy FreshwaterHippolyta
Keith PyottOberon
Natalie MoyaTitania
Andrew LeighPuck (Robin Goodfellow)
A. Carlow Brand 
Alec JohnstoneSnug
Alexander GrayDemetrius
Dorothy Holmes-GoreHelena
Douglas BurbidgeLysander
Horace SequeiraFrancis Flute
Ivor BarnardEgeus
John MacLeanRobin Starveling
Kate Winter 
Leonard CalvertTom Snout
Lilian HarrisonHermia
Lorna Hubbard 
Nona BenetPeaseblossom
Robert AtkinsNick Bottom
Wallace EvennettPeter Quince
Wynne Ajello 

Additional Details

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

Notes

History
Transmitted in 2 60-minute parts with a 40-minute interval. Part 1: 20.00. Part 2: 21.40.
Reviews
Source: BBC Programme Records, The Times

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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