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Midsummer Night’s Dream, A

Synopsis
Video recording of the touring production which used amateur actors playing the Mechanicals. A co-production between the Royal Shakespeare Company and amateur companies across the UK and directed by Erica Whyman. Ayesha Dharker is Titania and Chu Omambala is Oberon.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Duration
135 mins. plus interval.

Credits

Director
Erica Whyman
Writer
William Shakespeare
Production Design
Tom Piper
Cast
Chu OmambalaOberon
Ayesha DharkerTitania
Chris NayakDemetrius
Hermia OjeladeHermia
Jack HoldenLysander
Laura RiseboroughHelena
Peter Hamilton DyerEgeus

Additional Details

Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
1940s
Plays
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Untrained actors; Amateur theatre
Related items
Best Bottoms in the Land: A Shakespearean Dream, The

Notes

General
It is not known which amateur theatre group played the Mechanicals in this recording.
History
The production ran February-July at the RST, then on tour in the UK followed by the Barbican Theatre, London 17-21 May 2016.

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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