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Midsummer Night’s Dream, A

Synopsis
Radio version of Shakespeare’s play, arranged and produced in stereo by Raymond Raikes. With Malcolm Hayes as Oberon and Madi Hedd as Titania. The incidental music composed by Anthony Bernard uses a fragment of an Elizabethan melody, ‘Heartsease’ in music for Titania and Oberon while the music for the clowns is based on an old English folk tune. Rae Jenkins conducts the BBC Welsh Orchestra.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
21 Jun 1970 at 19:30 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
135 mins

Credits

Producer
Raymond Raikes
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Anthony Bernard
Adaptor for Radio
Raymond Raikes
Cast
John BentleyTheseus
Margaret WolfitHippolyta
Malcolm HayesOberon
Madi HeddTitania
Sean ArnoldPuck (Robin Goodfellow)
Austin TrevorRobin Starveling
Charles SimonPeter Quince
David SpenserLysander
Deborah DallasMustardseed
Elizabeth ProudHelena
Godfrey KentonFrancis Flute
Hector RossSnug
Hilda KrisemanMoth
John GabrielEgeus
John RyeDemetrius
Jon EdwardsPeaseblossom
Kathleen HelmeCobweb
Leonard PentonNick Bottom
Manning WilsonHermia
Peter PrattPhilostrate

Additional Details

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

Notes

General
Special effects by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
History
Transmitted in 2 parts with an interval of 8 minutes at 20:30.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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