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Hörspiel als Live-Inszenierung: Ein Sommernachtstraum

Alternative title
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Synopsis
Radio version of Shakespeare’s comedy recorded live in front of an audience at the WDR broadcasting house in Cologne. Adapted for radio by Renato Gruenig and Thomas Leutzbach with Klaus Mehrlnder as director. Both Felix von Manteuffel (Oberon/Theseus) and Leslie Malton (Titania/Hippolyta) also act as narrator. Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s incidental music is performed by the Cologne station orchestra and chorus. Helmut Foschauer conducts.
Language
German (Standard)
Country
Germany
Medium
Audio; Radio
Recording date
17 Dec 2001
Transmission details
23 Dec 2001 at 20:05 (Channel: WDR)
Duration
150 mins

Credits

Director
Klaus Mehrländer
Producer
Thomas Leutzbach
Writer
A.W. von Schlegel; William Shakespeare
Adaptor for Radio
Renato Grünig; Thomas Leutzbach
Cast
Felix von ManteuffelTheseus
Leslie MaltonHippolyta
Felix von ManteuffelOberon
Leslie MaltonTitania
Michael HabeckPuck (Robin Goodfellow)
Felix von ManteuffelNarrator
Hermann LauseNick Bottom
Leslie MaltonNarrator
Lisa AdlerHelena
Martina GedeckHermia
Paul FaßnachtTom Snout
Peter LohmeyerDemetrius
Philipp SchepmannLysander
Thomas AnzenhoferPeter Quince

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
For private use, a recording of this production can be ordered from the WDR recording service (Mitschnittservice). Email: mitschnittservice@wdr.de
This production is also commercially available as part of the Random House Audio SHAKESPEARE BOX-WERKE CD collection (see separate entry).
History
The production was transmitted live from the Klaus-Bismarck-Saal of the WDR broadcasting house in Cologne.
Textual information
Translation by August Wilhelm Schlegel
Reviews
Source: ARD radio drama archive (Hörspiel-Archiv) http://www.ard.de/radio/hoerspiel-lesung/hoerspielarchiv/ (accessed 10/2008)

Production Company

Name

Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)

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