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Midsummer Night’s Dream, The

Synopsis
Video recording of Joe Dowling’s 1993 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival. Colm Feore is Oberon and Lucy Peacock plays Titania.
Language
English
Country
Canada
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2 Jun 1993

Credits

Director
Joe Dowling
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Keith Thomas (2)
Production Design
Hayden Griffin
Costume
Hayden Griffin
Cast
Wayne BestTheseus
Alison Sealy-SmithHippolyta
Colm FeoreOberon
Lucy PeacockTitania
Frank ZotterPuck (Robin Goodfellow)
Barbara BryneRobin Starveling
Brian TreePeter Quince
Derek SangsterMoth
Gerry MackayPeaseblossom
Jeffrey KuhnFrancis Flute
Leon PownallEgeus
Marc RuelLysander
Matthew PennMustardseed
Michael MawsonPhilostrate
Michael Simpson (2)Tom Snout
Robert KingSnug
Sean PowerDemetrius
Sheila McCarthyHelena
Stephanie MorgensternHermia
Stephen BogaertCobweb
Ted DykstraNick Bottom

Additional Details

Theatre company
Stratford Shakespeare Company, Ontario
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Rap music; Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival

Notes

Notes
The production opened at the Festival Theatre, Stratford but this recording is from a performance at Ann Arbor.
General
The forest scenes incorporated rap and contemporary dance music with 1950s doo-wop and torch songs. A CD of the music score was produced (now out of distribution).
History
The production ran in repertory 4 May-13 November 1993
Reviews
Knowles, Richard Paul. Shakespeare Quarterly 45 (1994): 211-5.

Archive

Name

Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival Archive

Contact
ECharendoff@stratfordshakespearefestival.com (Archives Co-ordinator)
Web
https://www.stratfordfestival.ca/AboutUs/OurHistory/ArchivesServices External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 519-271 1040
Fax
+1 519-271-1040
Address
350 Douro Street
P.O. Box 520
55 Queen Street
Stratford, Ontario
N5A 3S7
Canada

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