A Midsummer Night's Dream


1h 45m 1996

Brief Synopsis

A fantasy about a group of artisans who put on a play for the royal court's wedding of Theseus, Duke of Athens, and Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons. While the royal drama plays out, the artisans, including Bottom, Flute, Quince and Snout, rehearse their play in the forest as supernatural faeries com

Film Details

Also Known As
Midsummer Night's Dream
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Arts Council Of England National Lottery; Arts Council of England; Film4 Productions; Pangea Media Group; Pangea Media Group; Royal Shakespeare Company
Distribution Company
Channel 4; Channel Four Television; Film4 Productions; Film4 Productions; Filmfour; MIRAMAX; Miramax Home Entertainment
Location
Bray Studios, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Synopsis

A fantasy about a group of artisans who put on a play for the royal court's wedding of Theseus, Duke of Athens, and Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons. While the royal drama plays out, the artisans, including Bottom, Flute, Quince and Snout, rehearse their play in the forest as supernatural faeries come to life. Eventually, through the mischievous actions of Puck, the Queen falls in love with Bottom, who has been turned into a half-man/half-donkey.

Film Details

Also Known As
Midsummer Night's Dream
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Arts Council Of England National Lottery; Arts Council of England; Film4 Productions; Pangea Media Group; Pangea Media Group; Royal Shakespeare Company
Distribution Company
Channel 4; Channel Four Television; Film4 Productions; Film4 Productions; Filmfour; MIRAMAX; Miramax Home Entertainment
Location
Bray Studios, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall 1997

Released in United States on Video August 3, 1999

Released in United States November 1996

Shown at London Film Festival November 7-24, 1996.

Feature film directorial debut for Adrian Noble, creative director of London's Royal Shakespeare Company.

Began shooting November 13, 1995.

Completed shooting December 22, 1995.

Previous versions of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" include Warner Brothers' 1935 film starring James Cagney and Dick Powell, directed by Max Reinhardt and William Dieterle; the Czech puppet version in 1961, directed by Jiri Trnka, featuring the voice of Richard Burton; the George Balanchine ballet version in 1966; the Royal Shakespeare Company's 1969 version.

Released in United States Fall 1997 (New York City and Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video August 3, 1999

Released in United States November 1996 (Shown at London Film Festival November 7-24, 1996.)