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Midsummer Night’s Dream, A

Synopsis
A promotional tape (extracts only) from the English Shakespeare Company’s 1997 touring production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch with Andrew Jarvis and Claire Benedict doubling the roles of Theseus/Oberon and Hippolyta/Titania.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
1997

Credits

Director
Julian Crouch; Phelim McDermott
Music
Ben Park
Production Design
Phelim McDermott
Costume
Kevin Pollard
Cast
Andrew JarvisTheseus
Claire BenedictHippolyta
Andrew JarvisOberon
Claire BenedictTitania
Julian BleachPuck (Robin Goodfellow)
Danny ScheinmannMustardseed
Evroy Dhirendra DeerDemetrius
Johnson WillisHermia
Jonathan CoynePeaseblossom
Malcolm RidleySnug
Nic FreemanRobin Starveling
Nic FreemanCobweb
Simon EgertonLysander
Victoria FinneyHelena

Additional Details

Theatre company
English Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Plays
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Doubling of roles; Touring productions

Notes

History
Produced by the ESC at the Swansea Grand Theatre, Wales, 1977, and on tour throughout 1997.
Stills
The production had no sets and used hundreds of rolls of sellotape for its effects.

Archive

Name

V&A Theatre & Performance Collections: National Video Archive of Performance

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