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Sommernachstraum in unserer Zeit, Ein

Alternative title
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Sommernachtstraum!
Synopsis
German silent film. A modernised version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Stellan Rye.
Country
Germany
Medium
Film
Technical information
Black-and-white / Silent
Year of release
1913
Duration
c4000 feet
Availability
No archive copy found. Presumed a lost film.

Credits

Director
Stellan Rye
Producer
Hanns Heinz Ewers
Cinematographer
Guido Seeber
Screenplay
Hanns Heinz Ewers; Stellan Rye
Cast
Grete BergerPuck (Robin Goodfellow)
Anni Mewes 
Carl ClewingLysander
Grete Reinwald 
Hanni Reinwald 
Ida Winter 
Jean Ducret 
Otto Reinwald 

Additional Details

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

Notes

General
Ball surmises that the film was released in four reels.
Reviews
Ball, Robert Hamilton. Shakespeare on Silent Film: A Strange Eventful History. London: George Allen and Unwin, 1968 (p.177). Ball writes’ Grete Berger, who played Puck, presented that character with lickerish leers. In short, the playful fantasy of Shakespeare must have become a grotesquerie with sensual implications, and quite possibly a gross and nasty distortion, ill met by moonlight or any other time’.

Production Company

Name

Deutsche Bioscop

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