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25 December 1909 (USA) See more »
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In ancient Athens, four young lovers escape into the woods. Meanwhile, tradesmen rehearse a play. All of them suffer from the shenanigans of mischievous fairies. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Charles Kent 
J. Stuart Blackton (co-director)
 
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Eugene Mullin  scenario
William Shakespeare  play

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The film was shot in the summer of 1909 but held back for release on Christmas Day.See more »
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Title Card:Penelope discovers the mischief that has been done. She restores the weaver to his normal shape and happily unites the lovers.
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
good early Shakespeare, 20 September 2003
Author: didi-5 from United Kingdom

This version of Shakespeare's play works well with some excellent performances (the girl playing Puck, Julia Swayne-Gordon, Maurice Costello, Florence Turner) and an attempt to pack in all the twists and turns of the plot into a very short time span. The curio is that Oberon is omitted and Penelope added instead - very odd! The players are also very funny, particularly the wild looking actor playing Bottom. Not at all boring and exceptionally good quality visually.

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