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A Midsummer Night's Dream DVD (Shakespeare's Globe) 2013

‘The course of true love never did run smooth’, remarks Lysander near the start of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and the veracity of his statement soon becomes apparent in what is one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies, where magic and mischief unite against the backdrop of a turbulent fairy kingdom as well as six rude mechanicals attempting to stage their own play. Starring Olivier Award-winner Michelle Terry as Titania/Hippolyta and an irresistibly funny Pearce Quigley as Bottom, this touching new production by the Globe’s Artistic Director Dominic Dromgoole features ‘consistently inventive’ staging that ‘beautifully captures both the humour and the disconcerting strangeness of the play’ (Daily Telegraph). Filmed in High Definition and true surround sound.

Shakespeare’s Globe
Oberon/Theseus: 
John Light
Bottom:
 Pearce Quigley
Titania/Hippolyta: 
Michelle Terry
Lysander: 
Luke Thompson
Demetrius: Joshua Silver
Puck/Philostrate:
 Matthew Tennyson
Snout:
 Tom Lawrence
Hermia: 
Olivia Ross 
Helena: 
Sarah MacRae 

Director: Dominic Dromgoole
Designer: Jonathan Fensom
Composer: Claire van Kampen
Choreography: Siân Williams 
Musical Director (Band): George Bartle

Spoken in Shakespeare’s English with English, French and German subtitles.

Picture: 16:9
Sound: PCM 2.0 / 5.1(5.0) DTS
Format: NTSC
Region code: All regions
Running time: 172 mins
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE
Year: 2013