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Midsummer Night’s Dream, A

Synopsis
The ‘play scene’ from A Midsummer Night’s Dream enacted by players from the Young Vic Company with a thirty second introduction by Ronald Howard. No cast details known.
Series
World’s a Stage, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of release
1953
Duration
12 mins
Availability
No archive copy found (11/2007).

Credits

Director
Charles Deane
Producer
Charles Deane
Cinematographer
A.T. Dinsdale
Writer
William Shakespeare
Art Direction
George Haslam
Contributor
Ronald Howard

Additional Details

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

Notes

General
Made at Merton Park Studios.
Reviews
The Monthly Film Bulletin notes of the production of TWELFTH NIGHT in this series, ‘Possibly intended as a television film, the production pays no concessions to the film medium and the acting (which is of conventional repertory standard) is very theatrical in style. Neither photography nor décor display any imagination, and it seems unlikely that the film will increase the interest of audiences for filmed Shakespeare’. In the entry for A Winter’s Tale for this series it states ‘The scenes themselves must be as bewildering to those who are not familiar with the plays as they are distressing to those who are’.

Production Company

Name

Charles Deane Productions

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