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Midsummer Night’s Dream a

Synopsis
A live sound recording of Peter Brook’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Alan Howard as Theseus/Oberon and Sara Kestelman as Hippolyta/Titania.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Recording date
18 Feb 1972

Credits

Director
Peter Brook
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Richard Peaslee
Cast
Alan HowardTheseus
Sara KestelmanHippolyta
Alan HowardOberon
Sara KestelmanTitania
John KanePuck (Robin Goodfellow)
Barry StantonSnug
Ben KingsleyDemetrius
David WallerNick Bottom
Frances de la TourHelena
John KanePhilostrate
Lewis. GlynneFrancis Flute
Mary RutherfordHermia
Patrick StewartTom Snout
Philip LockeEgeus
Philip LockePeter Quince
Phillip ManikumRobin Starveling
Terence TaplinLysander

Additional Details

Theatre
Aldwych Theatre, London
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Other
Historical period
No period
Plays
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Doubling of roles
Related items
Peter Brook and Associates: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Reunion, The [03/05/2015]

Notes

Reviews
`This is without any equivocation whatsoever the greatest production of Shakespeare I have ever seen in my life - and for my joys and my sins I have seen literally hundreds. Its greatness lies partly in its insight into man, and best of all its remarkable insight into Shakespeare. But it also lies in its originality. It is the most genuinely and deeply original production of Shakespeare in decades. [Clive Barnes, The New York Times, January 21st 1971].

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
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