The Sunday Play | A Midsummer Night’s Dream
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Radio 3's Shakespeare season continues with a 1999 radio adaptation of the Bard's magical comedy. This production was broadcast as part of the BBC’s Shakespeare for the New Millennium season on Radio 3, in which the BBC mounted 17 new productions of Shakespeare in the space of four years.Tweet
Words and Music | Translation
William Shakespeare, trans. Prof. Mohamed Enani Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day (Sonnet 18) read by Islam Issa and William Shakespeare A Midsummer Night's Dream.
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1970) | Part 2
The second part of a radio version of Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night's Dream, arranged and produced in stereo by Raymond Raikes. It is nearly midsummer-night in 1970, and this may be one of the last chances to hear Shakespeare's fairy-comedy before it is reinterpreted by Kott and Brook. The music by the late Anthony Bernard was written for productions of the play at Stratford-upon Avon in the 1930s and re-orchestrated by the composer in 1943 for the Theatre Royal, Santiago, who had asked the British Council to recommend an English score to replace the over-familiar Mendelssohn music. A fragment of an Elizabethan melody 'Heartsease' is used with variations in the music for Oberon and Titania, and the music for the clowns is an old English folk tune.