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A Midsummer Night's Dream (1968)

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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Certificate:

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

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

Quotes

Lysander: The course of true love never did run smooth.
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Version of The fairy queen (La reine des fées) (1989) See more »

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A Charming Dream To Another World
13 August 1999 | by KirasjeriSee all my reviews

There were little jumps and quirks in this production by the Royal Shakespeare Company - but in reality they merely added to the otherworldly and ethereal overall effect. I liked the art design very much and found it charming. The cast was superb - and for those who only know Judi Dench as dowdy or as Queen Elizabeth, in this film she plays the queen of the fairies, Titania, in a costume consisting only of three small leaves! She might have been the sexiest Titania ever.


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