A Midsummer Night's Dream (1968)

A Midsummer Night's Dream





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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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Romance, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: William Shakespeare
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On DVD: Mar 10, 2005


as Theseus

as Hippolyta

as Philostrate

as Lysander

as Demetrius

as Helena

as Titania

as Puck

as Bottom

as Starveling
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All Critics (2)

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.

Full Review… | May 23, 2007
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A dream cast makes this worth pursuing.

Full Review… | March 23, 2005
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Audience Reviews for A Midsummer Night's Dream


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.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

I saw it in high school. Bored me to tears. Older productions, even with a cast like this, usually fall flat because they get the wrong person to direct.


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