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Midsummer Night’s Dream, A

Synopsis
A special, fully-staged production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with Mendelssohn’s complete incidental music, broadcast on air, online and via red button. Director Tim Carroll introduces the production in conversation with Louise Fryer. The Ladies’ Choir of the Enlightenment and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment are conducted by Charles Hazlewood.
Series
Mendelssohn Weekend
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio; Television
Year of release
2009
Transmission details
10 May 2009 at 20:00 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
150 mins

Credits

Director
Tim Carroll
Producer
David Papp
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Felix Mendelssohn
Contributor
Louise Fryer; Tim Carroll
Cast
Martin TurnerTheseus
Melanie JessopHippolyta
Martin TurnerOberon
Melanie JessopTitania
James GarnonPuck (Robin Goodfellow)
Alex HassellFrancis Flute
Alex HassellLysander
Catherine Bailey (2)Snug
Catherine Bailey (2)Helena
Daniel RigbyDemetrius
Daniel RigbyRobin Starveling
Elena PavliPeter Quince
Elena PavliHermia
Elena PavliFirst fairy (Fairy)
James GarnonTom Snout
John Paul ConnollyEgeus
John Paul ConnollyNick Bottom

Additional Details

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

Notes

General
Recorded in the Tudor setting of the Middle Temple Hall in London.
History
Broadcast in BBC Radio 3’s Mendelssohn Weekend (8-10 May 2009), marking the 200th anniversary of Mendelssohn’s birth in a special weekend of programmes (8-10 May). The collaboration was first seen in 2005 at London’s Royal Festival Hall.

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

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