A Midsummer night's dream

United Kingdom, 1984

Film
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The Lindsay Kemp Company in a production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare. Hermia, daughter of Egeus is in love with Lysander, but has been ordered by Theseus, who is to marry the defeated queen of the Amazons, Hippolyta, to wed Demetrius, who is loved by Helena. The four young people flee to the forest where they are found by Oberon, king of the fairies, Titania, his wife with whom he is in ill humour, and the merry Puck. Using a love potion somewhat indiscriminately, Puck manages to effect a remarkable chain of romantic entanglements which are eventually resolved to everyone’s satisfaction. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A MUSICAL PRODUCTION BASED ON SHAKESPEARE’S TEXT AND NOT A PERFORMANCE OF THE PLAY ITSELF.

Credits

Duration

01:17:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1984

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

323814

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Adaptations

Fantasy & Science Fiction

Fantasy & Science Fiction → Fantasy

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Spain

Literature → English literature

Literature → English literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

Literature → Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 - Film and video adaptations

Magic, Occult & Supernatural → Fantasy

Musicals

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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