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A midsummer night's dream

Author: Jonathan MillerElijah MoshinskyHelen MirrenPeter McEneryPhil DanielsAll authors
Publisher: New York : Ambrose Video Pub., [between 2000 and 2001]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : CD for computer : Document : NTSC color broadcast system   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shakespeare's play about devilish fairies, bedeviled lovers and tradesmen-actors. Plots intertwine as entangled love affairs, the comical performance of a "play within a play" by the tradesmen of Athens, and the antics in fairyland among King Oberon and his queen Titania produce a bizarre series of entanglements, but all ends happily.
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Genre/Form: Fiction television programs
Made-for-TV movies
Television adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Television plays
DVD
Video
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Document, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Miller; Elijah Moshinsky; Helen Mirren; Peter McEnery; Phil Daniels; Brian Glover; Pippa Guard; Robert Lindsay; Nicky Henson; Cherith Mellor; William Shakespeare; British Broadcasting Corporation,; Time-Life Television,; Ambrose Video Publishing,
OCLC Number: 45687818
Language Note: In English with optional English subtitles.
Notes: "Comedy"--Container.
"Word for word written by William Shakespeare"--Container.
Extras: the complete script in Microsoft Word document format.
Originally broadcast on the BBC series The Shakespeare plays in 1984.
Credits: Senior cameraman, Jim Atkinson ; music composed by Stephen Oliver ; video tape editor, Graham Taylor.
Cast: Estelle Kohler (Hippolyta), Nigel Davenport (Theseus), Hugh Quarshie (Philostrate), Geoffrey Lumsden (Egeus), Pippa Guard (Hermia), Nicky Henson (Demetrius), Robert Lindsay (Lysander), Cherith Mellor (Helena), Geoffrey Palmer (Quince), Brian Glover (Bottom), John Fowler (Flute), Don Estelle (Starveling), Nat Jackley (Snout), Ray Mort (Snug), Phil Daniels (Puck), Helen Mirren (Titania), Peter McEnery (Oberon), Tania Bennett (Fairy), Alexandra Segal (Fairy), Louise Mason (Fairy), Lee Macdonald (Fairy), Bruce Savage (Peaseblossom), Massimo Mezzofanti (Cobweb), Dominic Martelli (Moth), Timothy Cross (Mustardseed).
Event notes: Taped Aug. 15-21, 1984 at the BBC Television studios in London.
Description: 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-video; digitally remastered; picture & sound enhanced.; System requirements for script: PC or Mac with Microsoft Word, DVD-ROM drive.
Contents: Act I : Theseus & Hippolyta discuss their wedding ; Hermia & Lysander ; Common laborers rehearse --
Act II : In the forest two fairies meet ; Demetrius & Helena ; Puck enters complaining --
Act III : The craftsmen meet in the woods ; Puck & Oberon discuss the predicament ; Oberon dispatches Puck --
Act IV : Titania & Bottom ; Theseus's hounds ; The craftsmen worry about Bottom --
Act V : Theseus speaks with Hippolyta ; Quince enters to present the play ; Puck enters, night has fallen.
Other Titles: Midsummer night's dream (Television program : 1981 : British Broadcasting Corporation)
Shakespeare plays (Television program)
Responsibility: by William Shakespeare ; a BBC Television production in association with Time-Life Television ; producer, Jonathan Miller ; director, Elijah Moshinsky.

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Shakespeare's play about devilish fairies, bedeviled lovers and tradesmen-actors. Plots intertwine as entangled love affairs, the comical performance of a "play within a play" by the tradesmen of Athens, and the antics in fairyland among King Oberon and his queen Titania produce a bizarre series of entanglements, but all ends happily.

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