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Midsummer Night’s Dream, A

Synopsis
Video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1999 production directed by Michael Boyd. Josette Simon and Nicholas Jones double the roles of Hippolyta/Titania and Theseus/Oberon.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
6 May 1999
Duration
160 mins

Credits

Director
Michael Boyd
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
John Woolf
Production Design
Tom Piper
Cast
Josette SimonHippolyta
Nicholas JonesOberon
Aidan McArdlePuck (Robin Goodfellow)
Aidan McArdlePhilostrate
Andrew DennisSnug
Ben ElliotFairy
Catherine KanterHermia
Daniel RyanNick Bottom
David HobbsRobin Starveling
Farimang SinghatehFairy
Fergus O’DonnellLysander
Geoffrey WhiteheadEgeus
Henry Ian CusickDemetrius
Hermione GullifordHelena
Kemi BaruwaCobweb
Mary DuddyMustardseed
Orlando WellsFrancis Flute
Peter KellyPeter Quince
Rebecca LenkiewiczMoth
Rod ArthurTom Snout
Sirine SabaPeaseblossom

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
The production was also recorded by Theatre on Film and Tape (TOFT) on 25 May 2000 at the Howard Gilman Opera House, Brooklyn and is catalogued separately.
History
Press night 25 March 1999 at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
Stills
Stills from, and design notes on, the production are available on the Arts and Humanities Performing Arts Data Service (AHDS) at http://ahds.ac.uk/performingarts/collections/designing-shakespeare.htm

Production Company

Name

Royal Shakespeare Company

Web
https://www.rsc.org.uk External site opens in new window
Address
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Waterside
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
CV37 6BB

Archive

Name

Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive

Email
scla@shakespeare.org.uk
Web
https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 204016 (bookings)
Fax
01789 262073
Address
Henley Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6QW

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