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Neuer Sommernachtstraum, Ein

Alternative title
Romantisches Ballet New Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Synopsis
Ballet recording. Bernd Köllinger’s modern reworking of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Komische Oper Berlin is adapted for television by Heide Draexler-Just. The programme is introduced by a 13-minute panel discussion in which Köllinger, Katzer and actor Thomas Hartmann (Oberon) talk about the concept of the production. Köllinger’s ‘new Midsummer Night’s Dream’ - a contemporary tale about two pairs of mismatched wedding couples - is interspersed with fairy tale sequences that provide an allegorical frame.
Language
German (Standard)
Country
Germany
Medium
Television
Transmission details
19 Feb 1983 at 22:00 (Channel: DDR-F-2)
Duration
119 mins

Credits

Director
Heide Draexler-Just
Producer
Horst Kiaulehn
Cinematographer
Eckart Hootz
Writer
Bernd Köllinger
Music
Georg Katz
Production Design
Renee Hendrix
Costume
Kleiber Eleonore
Choreographer
Tom Schilling
Contributor
Elfriede Lange; Herrmann Neff; Horst Reile; Michail Jurowski
Cast
Thomas HartmannOberon
Hannelore BeyTitania
Andrea Czernetzki 
Birgit Pagels 
Camilla MarkwartAnita
Dieter HülseKarl
Iwanka PetkowaSusanne
Jens-Peter Urbich 
Jürgen HohmannHermann
Klaus-Peter Rilling 
Manuela BachmannBeate
Petja GentschewaSilvia, daughter of Oberon and Titania
Rita BernhardVera
Sigrid Kressmann-BrückDorothea
Thomas KindtLudwig
Werner MenteFerdinand

Additional Details

Theatre
Komische Oper Berlin
Theatre company
Dance Theatre Ensemble of the Komische Oper, Berlin
Production type
Dance
Plays
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Subjects
Dance; Drama; Music
Keywords
ballet; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Fairy tales

Notes

Notes
The VHS copy held by the DRA Babelsberg is a recording of a broadcast from 19/2/1983 transmitted on the East German television channel DDR Fernsehen 2.
History
The production was recorded by the East German broadcasting station DDR Fernsehen in 1981.
Textual information
Libretto by Bernd Koellinger
Reviews
Source: DRA Babelsberg (FESAD Database information)

Production Company

Name

Deutscher Fernsehfunk

Archive

Name

Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv (DRA) Babelsberg

Contact
info@dra.de
Email
sekretariat@dra.de
Web
http://www.dra.de External site opens in new window
Phone
+49 (0)331 58 12-0
Fax
+49 (0)331 58 12-199
Address
Marlene-Dietrich-Allee 20
Potsdam
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