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A Midsummer Night's Dream (1968)

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British director Peter Hall's 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. The story was updated to the 19th century.

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Cast

Diana Rigg
as Helena
David Warner
as Lysander
Judi Dench
as Titania
Barbara Jefford
as Hippolyta
Hugh Sullivan
as Philostrate
Michael Jayston
as Demetrius
Donald Eccles
as Starveling
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Critic Reviews for A Midsummer Night's Dream

All Critics (3)

Mr Hall's halfway house between screen and stage looks almost as uncomfortable a perch as the curious grave-like earthwork in which Judy Dench's Titania has her sleeping-quarters.

April 11, 2016 | Full Review…

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 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

A dream cast makes this worth pursuing.

March 23, 2005 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for A Midsummer Night's Dream

½

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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