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A Midsummer Night's Dream (1968)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 9 February 1969 (USA)
The adventures of four young lovers, a group of amateur actors and their interactions with fairies come to light in a moonlit forest.

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Peter Hall

Writer:

William Shakespeare (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Derek Godfrey Derek Godfrey ... Theseus
Barbara Jefford ... Hippolyta
Nicholas Selby Nicholas Selby ... Egeus
Hugh Sullivan Hugh Sullivan ... Philostrate
David Warner ... Lysander
Diana Rigg ... Helena
Michael Jayston ... Demetrius
Helen Mirren ... Hermia
Paul Rogers ... Bottom
Sebastian Shaw ... Quince
Bill Travers ... Snout
Clive Swift ... Snug
Donald Eccles ... Starveling
John Normington ... Flute
Ian Richardson ... Oberon
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The adventures of four young lovers, a group of amateur actors and their interactions with fairies come to light in a moonlit forest.

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Not Rated
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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le songe d'une nuit d'été See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Dame Helen Mirren (Hermia) played Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1981). See more »

Quotes

Bottom: Reason and love keep little company together nowadays.
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Version of A Midsummer Night's Dream (1947) See more »

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A fine, and sadly forgotten, version
12 August 1999 | by larcher-2See all my reviews

A fine, and sadly forgotten, version of Shakespeare's most amusing play. I suppose I am not the only male person who discovered a simultaneous love for the Bard and Diana Rigg in what was (then) a scandalously scantily clad television spectacular. This is, if nothing else, one of the many evidences that the Brits breed actors in a way we don't. The cast, which is by British standards only second-tier, outdoes anything that we could scrape together. Sheer fun; it's us, and not just Shakespeare, in love.


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