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Play of the Month: A Midsummer Night's Dream


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by William Shakespeare
Compared to Peter Brook's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream for the Royal Shakespeare Company, currently showing in London's West End, tonight's television treatment of Shakespeare's classic comedy of errors - the first production in a new series of Play of the Month - is extremely traditional. Performed in Edwardian costume, the play is set in 1865 and was filmed entirely on location in and around Scotney Castle, a folly set in the Kent countryside outside Tunbridge Wells.
Choreography by Geraldine Stephenson
Music composed and conducted by Herbert Chappell
Costumes designed by Ian Adley Lighting Harry Thomas
Designer Roger Andrews Producer Cedric Messina
Director James Cellan Jones


Writer: William Shakespeare
Choreographer: Geraldine Stephenson
Designer: Ian Adley
Lighting engineer: Harry Thomas
Designer: Roger Andrews
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: James Cellan Jones
Titania: Eileen Atkins
Bottom: Ronnie Barker
Helena: Lynn Redgrave
Oberon: Robert Stephens
Hermia: Amanda Barrie
Hippolyta: Eleanor Bron
Demetrius: Jeremy Clyde
Lysander: Edward Fox
Theseus: Michael Gambon
Egeus: John Glyn-Jones
Flute: Paul Henry
Quince: John Laurie
Puck: Bunny May
Snug: Julian Orchard
Snout: Ken Parry
Starveling: Clifford Rose
The Fairy: Sarah Taunton

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Play of the Month: A Midsummer Night's Dream

BBC One London, 26 September 1971 20.10

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