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A Midsummer Night's Dream | © BBC/Des Willie

A Midsummer Night's Dream   |   Production   |   William Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night's Dream | © BBC/Des Willie

About this production

Captured in 2016 as part of the BBC’s 400th anniversary of Shakespeare, this modern TV production follows the series of events that unfold as Theseus plans to marry Hippolyta. 

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  • 7Written resources

Discover video and written resources to help you teach A Midsummer Night's Dream, including interviews, workshops and comprehensive study guides.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream (BBC)

Russell T Davies’ adaptation is a dystopian take on A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a classic comedy which follows the celebration of Theseus and Hippolyta’s marriage.

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Gran Theatre del Liceu)

Renowned composer Benjamin Britten adapts Shakespeare's timeless comedy into an opera, vividly interpreted by the company of the Gran Teatre del Liceu.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (LA Theatre Works)

An audio play production of A Midsummer Night's Dream with a critically-acclaimed cast.

A Midsummer Night's Dream Transcript

A post-production script which details music, lighting and camera cues and can be used in conjunction with the BBC performance.

CPD Resource: A Midsummer Night's Dream

This interactive workshop explores ways to access and engage with Shakespeare in the classroom using a series of practical-based exercises.

'Meetings with Directors': Peter Brook

Peter Brook gives intimate insight into his career as a theatre director with reference to his seminal production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Study Guide: A Midsummer Night's Dream

A comprehensive study guide which focuses on language, form and structure, plot, key themes, characterisation, and dramatic techniques.

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