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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

A Midsummer Night's Dream (1957, Michael Benthall)

TitleA Midsummer Night's Dream
Release LocationsGB
DirectorMichael Benthall
Length15 mins
Play ConnectionsA Midsummer Night's Dream (scene(s))
SeriesTheatre Flash


Transmitted directly from the stage of London's Old Vic Theatre as a New Year's eve glimpse at the West End theatre scene. Dame Judi Dench, then plain Judi Dench, could have been glimpsed in the obscure role of a fairy

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

TitaniaJoyce Redman
PuckKeith Taylor
BottomFrankie Howerd
QuincePaul Daneman
SnugJames Culliford
FluteRonald Fraser
SnoutDerek Francis
StarvelingDaniel Thorndike
PeaseblossomBridget Wood
CobwebGillian Bosworth
MothStella Orton
MustardseedValerie Gibson
FairiesJean Atkinson
CastJuliet Cooke
CastJudi Dench
CastNancy Kwan

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorMichael Benthall
ProducerDerek Burrell-Davis

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell