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Midsummer Night’s Dream, A

Synopsis
Live audio recording of A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Robert Lepage with Jeffrey Kissoon as Oberon and Sally Dexter as Titania.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Recording date
17 Sep 1992

Credits

Director
Robert Lepage
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Adrian Lee; Peter Salem
Production Design
Michael Levine
Cast
Trevor ThomasTheseus
Lolita ChakrabartiHippolyta
Jeffrey KissoonOberon
Sally DexterTitania
Angela LaurierPuck (Robin Goodfellow)
Abraham OsuagwuEgeus
Abraham OsuagwuMoth
Adrian ScarboroughFrancis Flute
Alec WestwoodMustardseed
Alison ReidPeaseblossom
Brian PettiferTom Snout
Indra OveHermia
John CobbSnug
Mark HadfieldRobin Starveling
Paul M. MestonIst Fairy (Fairy)
Paul M. MestonPhilostrate
Rudi DaviesHelena
Rupert GravesLysander
Sarah D’ArcyCobweb
Simon CoatesDemetrius
Steven BeardPeter Quince
Timothy SpallNick Bottom

Additional Details

Theatre
Olivier Theatre, National Theatre
Theatre company
National Theatre Company
Production type
Other
Plays
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Owing to the indisposition of Allan Mitchell, the part of Theseus was played by Trevor Thomas in this recording, and that of Egeus by Abraham Osuagwu.
History
Opening night 3 July 1992
Stills
"Is it no man’s land after the Battle of the Somme? Is it Bangladesh after a tidal wave? Could it be - the scuttling, crablike figure with legs where arms should be, and vice versa, would seem to suggest so - a pond prepared for David Attenborough? No, it is Athens as it has been re-imagined by Robert Lepage and his designer, Michael Levine, for the most original Dream since Peter Brook’s version two decades ago, and the most strange and disturbing since - but there I have no memory to match it." Benedict Nightingale, The Times (11 July 1992)
Reviews
Billington, Michael. Guardian (11 July 1992) p. 26

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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