A Midsummer Night's Dream: Globe Theatre on Screen
Globe on Screen.
'The course of true love never did run smooth' remarks Lysander near the start of A Midsummer Night's Dream, and the veracity of his statement soon becomes apparent in what is one of Shakespeare's best-loved comedies, where magic and mischief unite against the backdrop of a turbulent fairy kingdom as well as six rude mechanicals attempting to stage their own play.
Starring Olivier Award winner Michelle Terry as Titania/Hippolyta (described by The Guardian as 'magnificently imperious') and an irresistibly funny Pearce Quigley as Bottom, this touching new production by the Globe Artistic Director Dominic Dromgoole features 'consistently inventive' staging that 'beautifully captures both the humour and the disconcerting strangeness of the play' (The Daily Telegraph).
Filmed in High Definition and true surround sound. Spoken in Shakespeare's English with English, French and German subtitles. Extra Feature: Cast Gallery William Shakespeare
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tarveling / Fairy - Huss Garbiya Cobweb - Tala Gouveia Snout / Fairy - Tom Lawrence Oberon / Theseus - John Light Flute / Mustardseed - Christopher Logan Moth - Molly Logan Helena - Sara MacRae Quince / First Fairy - Fergal McElherron Egeus / Snug - Edward Peel Bottom - Pearce Quigley Peaseblossom - Stephanie Racine Hermia - Olivia Ross Demetrius - Joshua Silver Puck / Philostrate - Matthew Tennyson Titania / Hippolyta - Michelle Terry Lysander - Luke Thompson Dominic Dromgoole, stage director Jonathan Fensom, set and costume designer Siân Williams, choreographer Music composed by Claire van Kampen Recorded live at Shakespeare’s Globe, London, June 2013 Bonus: - Cast Gallery Picture format: NTSC 16:9 anamorphic Sound format: LPCM 2.0 / DTS 5.1 Region code: 0 (worldwide) Subtitles: English, French, German Running time: 172 mins No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD9)