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A Midsummer Night's Dream (1968)

A film adaptation of William Shakespeare's famous play in which four lovers sort out their problems with the help of fairies at midnight in the forest of Athens.

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A film adaptation of William Shakespeare's famous play in which four lovers sort out their problems with the help of fairies at midnight in the forest of Athens.

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Paul Rogers reprises his role as Bottom from BBC Sunday-Night Theatre: A Midsummer Night's Dream (1958). See more »

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Lysander: The course of true love never did run smooth.
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One of the best Shakespeare films ever!
22 January 1999 | by (San Diego, USA) – See all my reviews

Yes, there are flaws in editing, lighting and the like. These are probably the results of a relatively low production, and, perhaps of the fact that this was originally conceived as a TV film, and therefore as relatively ephemeral. The superb service given by director and cast to Shakespeare's language and characters far more than make up for any shortcomings. A better production of "Dream", for screen or stage, can hardly be imagined!


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