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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Pyramus and Thisby (1938)

TitlePyramus and Thisby
Release LocationsGB
Length26 mins
Play ConnectionsA Midsummer Night's Dream (scene(s))
SeriesScenes from Shakespeare


One of the earlier transmissions of Shakespeare on television when the industry was still in its infancy. This seems to be a reworking of the 1937 Pyramus and Thisby directed by Jan Bussell (see 395). Frank Birch replaced Wilfrid Walter as Bottom

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Cast Overview

TheseusJohn Rudling
HippolytaJillian Sandilands
Demetrius/PhilostrateKenneth Villiers
BottomFrank Birch
QuinceCharles Lefeaux
SnugHerbert Lees
FluteDon Gemmell
SnoutErik Chitty
StarvelingHubert Leslie

Production Team and Crew Overview

ProducerJan Bussell

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell