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Dead Poets Society (1989, Peter Weir)

TitleDead Poets Society
Release LocationsUSA
DirectorPeter Weir
MediumColor video with sound
Play ConnectionsA Midsummer Night's Dream (excerpt(s))


Popularly acclaimed film in which the students at a New England prep school put on a performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream, excerpts of which are shown in the film. Filmed at the St. Andrews School, Middletown, Delaware

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

TitaniaChristine D'Ercole
Actor/FairyAllison Hedges
Directing TeacherPamela Burrell
Todd AndersonEthan Hawke
Neil PerryRobert Sean Leonard
Mr. NolanNorman Lloyd
Gerard PittsJames Waterston
John KeatingRobin Williams

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorPeter Weir
ProducerSteven Haft
ProducerTony Thomas
ProducerPaul Junger Witt
ComposerMaurice Jarre
ScreenplayTom Schulman
LightingJohn Seale

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell