A Midsummer Night's Dream (1968 film)

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A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Peter Hall
Written by William Shakespeare (play)
Starring Derek Godfrey
Ian Holm
Helen Mirren
Barbara Jefford
Diana Rigg
David Warner
Michael Jayston
Music by Guy Woolfenden
Cinematography Peter Suschitzky
Edited by Jack Harris
Release date
September 1968
Running time
124 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

A Midsummer Night's Dream is a 1968 film of William Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Peter Hall.

It stars Derek Godfrey as Theseus, Barbara Jefford as Hippolyta, Diana Rigg as Helena, Helen Mirren as Hermia, Ian Holm as Puck, Ian Richardson as King Oberon, Judi Dench as Queen Titania, and Paul Rogers as Bottom, as well as other members of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

The film premiered in theatres in Europe in September 1968. In the U.S., it was sold directly to television rather than playing in theatres, and premiered as a Sunday evening special, on the night of 9 February 1969. It was shown on CBS (with commercials).


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