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Midsummer Night’s Dream, A

Synopsis
Combined book and audio CD. Includes John Gielgud in a recording from the 1930s reciting a speech of Puck’s, plus performances from Michael Maloney, Amanda Root and David Harewood. The text is illustrated throughout with photographs including scenes from the 1970 RSC production directed by Peter Brook, the 1994 RSC production directed by Adrian Noble and the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s 2003-4 production. In addition to the playtext, there are articles including ‘In Production:A Midsummer Night’s Dream through the Years’ by Terri Bourus, ‘As Performed: By the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-upon-Avon in 1970’ by Peter Holland, ‘That You Have Slumbered Here: A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Popular Culture’ by Douglas Lanier, ‘The Cast Speaks; the 2003-4 Cast from the Shakespeare Theatre Company by Marcia Macaisa, ‘A Voice Coach’s Perspective on Speaking Shakespeare’ by Andrew Wade and ‘In the Age of Shakespeare’ by Thomas Garvey.
Series
Sourcebooks Shakespeare Series, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Multimedia
Year of release
2007

Credits

Contributor
Derek Jacobi
Cast
Michael MaloneyOberon
John GielgudPuck (Robin Goodfellow)
Amanda RootHermia

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
Each book and CD set includes narration by Derek Jacobi, recordings from actors, more than 20 scenes from different productions to facilitate comparisons, interviews and essays, the full text of the play with glossary and production notes,illustrations of sets, costume designs, and photographs of significant historical performances.
Textual information
Advisory editors are David Bevington and Peter Holland. Series editors are Dominique Raccah and Marie Macaisa. Text editor is Terri Bourus.

Production Company

Name

SourceBooks MediaFusion

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Methuen Drama

Email
direct@macmillan/co/uk
Phone
01256 302688
Fax
01256 364733
Address
Macmillan Distribution Ltd
Brunel Road
Houndsmill
Basingstoke
RG21 6XS

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.co.uk

Web
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