Internet Shakespeare Editions

Shakespeare in Performance: Film

A Midsummer Night's Dream (1937)

TitleA Midsummer Night's Dream
Release LocationsGB
Length32 mins
Play ConnectionsA Midsummer Night's Dream (ballet)


One of the very earliest transmissions of Shakespeare on television when the industry was still in its infancy. A "Mask" arranged from the fairy scenes of the play, this performance was the most ambitious up until then

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

OberonAlexander Knox
TitaniaThea Holme
PuckPatricia Hayes
FairyEva Moon
CastMargaret Braithwaite
CastMarie Cohen
CastWalter Gore
SingersDorothy Green
CastAndree Howard
CastHugh) Laying
CastElizabeth Schooling
DancersQuentin Tod

Production Team and Crew Overview

ProducerStephen Thomas
ComposerFelix Mendelssohn
ComposerBoris Packer
ChoreographyAndree Howard
ConductorHyam Greenbaum

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell