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Professor Arnold Kettle compares some of the ways 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' has been produced in the theatre and appraises the influence they have on our own interpretation today. Professor Kettl...e argues that the most pervasive production style is essentially one of the nineteenth century, and he analyses it using paintings by Richard Dadd and Mendelssohn's incidental music. The programme also contains a short section from Max Reinhardt's Hollywood production of 1935 and a long section from an interview with Peter Brook including excerpts from his Royal Shakespeare Company's production at Stratford in 1970.
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Module code and title: A101, Arts foundation course
Item code: A101; 06
Recording date: 1977
Published: 1977
Rights Statement: Rights owned or controlled by The Open University
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Duration: 00:24:15
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Producer: Paul Kafano
Presenter: Arnold Kettle
Publisher: Open University
Keyword(s): A Midsummers night's dream; Shakespeare; theatre
Subject terms: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Midsummer night's dream; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Stage history; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Dramatic production
Production number: FEUR092J
Videofinder number: 2597
Available to public: no