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Midsummer Night’s Dream, A

Synopsis
Radio version of the play adapted by Cynthia Pughe and produced by Val Gielgud. With Robert Helpmann as Oberon and Max Adrian as Puck. Incidental music by Mendelssohn.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
23 Apr 1944 at 20:00 (Channel: BBC Home Service)
Duration
165 (incl. interval)
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Producer
Val Gielgud
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Felix Mendelssohn
Adaptor for Radio
Cynthia Pughe
Cast
Milton RosmerTheseus
Rita ValeHippolyta
Robert HelpmannOberon
Doris LyttonTitania
Max AdrianPuck (Robin Goodfellow)
Alan BlairLysander
Anne FirthHelena
Arthur RidleyPhilostrate
Belle ChrystallHermia
Bryan PowleyEgeus
Cyril GardinerDemetrius
Eliot MakehamPeter Quince
Foster CarlinFrancis Flute
Frank CochraneRobin Starveling
Freda FalconerMustardseed
Jill NyasaCobweb
John DodsworthSnug
Margaret HamestonMoth
Preston LockwoodTom Snout
Richard GeorgeNick Bottom
Shelagh FraserPeaseblossom

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
A BBC recording
General
Rehearsals: 19/4/1944-23/4/1944
History
Broadcast in 2 parts with a 15-minute break for the news at 9pm.
Textual information
A written transcript of the production is held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.
Reviews
Source: The Times, Radio Times

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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