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Midsummer Night’s Dream, A

Synopsis
Shakespeare’s comedy adapted for radio by Marianne Helweg with Mendelssohn’s music. Margaret Rawlings performs as Oberon, Fay Compton is Titania, Ralph Richardson plays Bottom. Produced by Val Gielgud.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
17 Jun 1934 at 17:30 (Channel: BBC National Programme)
Duration
114 mins
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Producer
Val Gielgud
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Felix Mendelssohn
Contributor
Stanford Robinson
Adaptor for Radio
Marianne Helweg
Cast
Scott SunderlandTheseus
Barbara DillonHippolyta
Margaret RawlingsOberon
Fay ComptonTitania
D. Hay PetriePuck (Robin Goodfellow)
Adeline HookCobweb
Elaine SmorthwaiteMoth
Elsie OtleyFairy
Gwen CatleyFairy
Gwendolene EmbleyFairy
H.O. NicholsonEgeus
Hebe SimpsonFairy
Hilda RobinsonFairy
Leslie PerrinsDemetrius
Lola RalphFairy
Margaret ReesFairy
Marjorie ParkerFairy
Mary GaskellHermia
Matthew BoultonRobin Starveling
Miriam AdamsMustardseed
Norah BaringPeaseblossom
Patric CurwenPhilostrate
Percy RhodesSnug
Philip WadePeter Quince
Ralph RichardsonNick Bottom
Sibylla MarshallFairy
Thea HolmeHelena
Violet ProwseFairy
Wallace EvennettFrancis Flute
William FoxLysander

Additional Details

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

Notes

Textual information
A written transcript of the production is held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.
Reviews
Source: Radio Times, BBC Programme Records 1933-1935

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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