Shakespeare Shorts | A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Television programme for schools featuring television actors not usually associated with Shakespeare in scenes from A Midsummer Night's Dream. They use contemporary settings, which aim to illustrate the relevance of Shakespeare’s ideas today. Discussion of the motivation of the major character is supported by clips from past television and film productions, and followed by a full performance of the chosen scene. Anna Friel talks about how she sees the character of Hermia, and compares different versions. There is also a performance of the scene where Hermia, Helena and their lovers hurl abuse at one another.

Access

Licence: ERA Licence required

Content
  • Type: Factual, Plays
  • Channel: BBC Two
  • Duration: 19'12''
  • Broadcast date: 1996
Usage

UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

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