A Midsummer Night's Dream

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  • PG-13
  • 1996
  • 1 hr 45 min

On the eve of the wedding of Athenian king Theseus and his Amazonian bride Hippolyta, lovers Hermia and Lysander seek to have their marriage approved by the rulers. Hermia is currently sought in marriage by Demetrius, of whom her father approves. Sadly, Demetrius is loved by Helena, although he doesn't return her love. As night falls, Hermia and Lysander escape to the forest, followed by Demetrius and Helena. In that same forest outside Athens, Titania, queen of the fairies, gathers with her fairies in waiting. They cross paths with Oberon, Titiania's husband and king of the fairies. They are currently in the middle of a spat, and choose sides between the two pairs of lovers who are roaming in their forest. Oberon sends Puck to seek out a love-potion like flower to embarrass Titania and to end the lovers' pain. Puck, unfortunately, doesn't apply the potion to the correct lover, confusing the situation even more. In celebration of the royal marriage, a few village locals are putting on a play. They decide to meet in the forest for rehearsal and are also swept up in the nocturnal goings-on. The movie is a set as a mix of theater and film, with many scenes taking place on a stage. In fact, the whole film is portrayed as a dream of a young boy who has been reading Shakespeare. The young boy also appears in many of the scenes of the film. Alex Jennings played king of Athens Theseus and king of the Fairies Oberon. Lindsay Duncan was queen of Athens Hippolyta and queen of the Fairies Titania. Finbar Lynch is the trickster fairy Puck. This screen adaptation of the Shakespearean play is based on a production by the Royal Shakespeare Company. The film was directed by Adrian Noble, who also directed the stage version. It was released in 1996.

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On the eve of the wedding of Athenian king Theseus and his Amazonian bride Hippolyta, lovers Hermia and Lysander seek to have their marriage approved by the rulers. Hermia is currently sought in marriage by Demetrius, of whom her father approves. Sadly, Demetrius is loved by Helena, although he doesn't return her love. As night falls, Hermia and Lysander escape to the forest, followed by Demetrius and Helena.

In that same forest outside Athens, Titania, queen of the fairies, gathers with her fairies in waiting. They cross paths with Oberon, Titiania's husband and king of the fairies. They are currently in the middle of a spat, and choose sides between the two pairs of lovers who are roaming in their forest. Oberon sends Puck to seek out a love-potion like flower to embarrass Titania and to end the lovers' pain. Puck, unfortunately, doesn't apply the potion to the correct lover, confusing the situation even more.

In celebration of the royal marriage, a few village locals are putting on a play. They decide to meet in the forest for rehearsal and are also swept up in the nocturnal goings-on.

The movie is a set as a mix of theater and film, with many scenes taking place on a stage. In fact, the whole film is portrayed as a dream of a young boy who has been reading Shakespeare. The young boy also appears in many of the scenes of the film. Alex Jennings played king of Athens Theseus and king of the Fairies Oberon. Lindsay Duncan was queen of Athens Hippolyta and queen of the Fairies Titania. Finbar Lynch is the trickster fairy Puck.

This screen adaptation of the Shakespearean play is based on a production by the Royal Shakespeare Company. The film was directed by Adrian Noble, who also directed the stage version. It was released in 1996.

A Midsummer Night's Dream is a 1996 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 45 minutes.

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  • Release Date
    1996
  • MPAA Rating
    PG-13
  • Runtime
    1 hr 45 min
  • Language
    English