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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.

Director:

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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Trivia

This was one of the very few theatrical films nominated for an Emmy after being released to theatres in Europe. The same thing happened to Kenneth Branagh's version of As You Like It (2006). See more »

Quotes

Bottom: Reason and love keep little company together nowadays.
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Connections

Version of Midzomernachtsdroom (1970) See more »

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Best Acting for any Midsummer Night's Dream adaptation
13 April 2003 | by arbjonesSee all my reviews

This rendition is somewhat 60ish but its my personal favorite. If you can set that aside, the acting is first rate and I think some of the best performances are delivered. Peter Hall's use of the hand-held camera keeps the movie very interesting and constantly moving.

The cast is unmatched in any other Midsummer production with Diana Rigg, Ian Richardson, and Judi Dench. My favorite is Ian Holm's rendition of Puck ... truly memorable. Paul Rodgers is also stellar as Bottom and is certainly the best Pyramus and Thisbee ive seen in any of the renditions.


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