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A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream (1968)

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Release Date: Sep 1, 1968 Wide

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British director Peter Hall's 1968 filmization of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, starring the Royal Shakespeare Company, is faithful to the text and to the main plot, which involves the "bewitching" of several groups of mortals by a covey of mischievous invisible fairies. So why did critics complain? Hall's handling of Shakespeare's prose and iambic pentameter didn't bother the purists as much as the director's visual choices. Hall was criticized for staging the film in a typically

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The ultimate in respectfully radical Shakespeare adaptations -- it presents the story in purely 1960s terms; respectful in that it includes nearly all of Shakespeare's text.

May 23, 2007 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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A dream cast makes this worth pursuing.

March 23, 2005 Full Review Source: Film Threat
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Rigg, Mirren and Dench are all fine, the extra half star is for them, Holm and Warner are okay but everyone else is stiff and lifeless and the film quality is terrible.
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