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The Resource William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's dream, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Regency Enterprises present a Michael Hoffman film ; produced by Leslie Urdang, Michael Hoffman ; screenplay by Michael Hoffman ; directed by Michael Hoffman, (DVD)

William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's dream, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Regency Enterprises present a Michael Hoffman film ; produced by Leslie Urdang, Michael Hoffman ; screenplay by Michael Hoffman ; directed by Michael Hoffman, (DVD)

Label
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's dream
Title
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's dream
Statement of responsibility
Fox Searchlight Pictures and Regency Enterprises present a Michael Hoffman film ; produced by Leslie Urdang, Michael Hoffman ; screenplay by Michael Hoffman ; directed by Michael Hoffman
Title variation
Midsummer night's dream
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
In the village of Monte Athena in Italy at the turn of the 19th century, necklines are high, parents are rigid, and marriage is seldom a matter of love. Thus, Demetrius and Lysander both want Hermia but she only has eyes for Lysander, while her father wants only Demetrius for his son-in-law. Poor Helena burns hot for Demetrius, who avoids her like the plague. Meanwhile, fairy king Oberon is engaged in a battle of wits with his queen, Titania, and has commanded a trick of Puck, which naturally goes horribly wrong. They are all in the enchanted wood on a midsummer's eve, coming out in the end charged with a gift from the fairies--an enchanted eroticism--that sweeps them away to bed chambers and weddings. The film celebrates love's ability to alter reality while quietly acknowledging that any attempt to portray the feeling of love ultimately falls short
Cataloging source
MDK
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Oliver Stapleton ; editor, Garth Craven ; production designer, Luciana Arrighi ; music, Simon Boswell ; costume designer, Gabriella Pescucci
Dewey number
822.33
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated PG-13 for some sexual content
Language note
Soundtrack in English with optional subtitles in English and Spanish. Subtitled in English for the deaf and hard of hearing [SDH]
LC call number
PR2827.A23
LC item number
W55 1999
PerformerNote
Christian Bale (Demetrius), Rupert Everett (Oberon), Calista Flockhart (Helena), Anna Friel (Hermia), Bernard Hill (Egeus), Bill Irwin (Tom Snout), Gregory Jbara (Snug), Kevin Kline (Nick Bottom), Sophie Marceau (Hippolyta), Michelle Pfeiffer (Titania), Roger Rees (Peter Quince), Sam Rockwell (Francis Flute), John Sessions (Philostrate), David Strathairn (Theseus), Stanley Tucci (Puck), Dominic West (Lysander), Max Wright (Robin Starveling)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1956-
  • 1974-
  • 1964-
  • 1976-
  • 1944-
  • 1950-
  • 1966-
  • 1957-
  • 1944-2015
  • 1953-
  • 1969-
  • 1943-2019
  • 1564-1616
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hoffman, Michael
  • Urdang, Leslie
  • Bale, Christian
  • Everett, Rupert
  • Flockhart, Calista
  • Friel, Anna
  • Hill, Bernard
  • Irwin, Bill
  • Jbara, Gregory
  • Kline, Kevin
  • Marceau, Sophie
  • Pfeiffer, Michelle
  • Rees, Roger
  • Rockwell, Sam
  • Sessions, John
  • Strathairn, David
  • Tucci, Stanley
  • West, Dominic
  • Wright, Max
  • Boswell, Simon
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • Regency Enterprises
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc
Runtime
120
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Theseus
  • Hippolyta
  • Love
  • Courtship
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Young adults
  • Athens (Greece)
  • Comedy films
  • Film adaptations
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's dream, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Regency Enterprises present a Michael Hoffman film ; produced by Leslie Urdang, Michael Hoffman ; screenplay by Michael Hoffman ; directed by Michael Hoffman, (DVD)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the play by William Shakespeare
  • Special feature: Original theatrical trailer (2 min.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Titania's bower
  • Lysander and Hermia
  • Helena enters
  • The rehearsal place
  • Puck's trick
  • Puck's mistake
  • A donkey and a queen
  • Helena's lovers
  • The cure
  • The wood nymphs
  • Main titles
  • Bottom's dream
  • A wedding celebration
  • Pyramus and Thisbe
  • Fairy time
  • Puck's speech
  • End titles
  • Wedding preparations
  • The course of true love
  • Casting a play
  • Fairies
  • Puck's errand
  • Helena and Demetrius
  • The flower
Control code
ocm42916863
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.)
Governing access note
Educational and home use only
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
086162123085
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
4112308
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)42916863
System details
DVD ; 5.1 Dolby digital surround; region 1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's dream, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Regency Enterprises present a Michael Hoffman film ; produced by Leslie Urdang, Michael Hoffman ; screenplay by Michael Hoffman ; directed by Michael Hoffman, (DVD)
Link
Publication
Note
  • Based on the play by William Shakespeare
  • Special feature: Original theatrical trailer (2 min.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Titania's bower
  • Lysander and Hermia
  • Helena enters
  • The rehearsal place
  • Puck's trick
  • Puck's mistake
  • A donkey and a queen
  • Helena's lovers
  • The cure
  • The wood nymphs
  • Main titles
  • Bottom's dream
  • A wedding celebration
  • Pyramus and Thisbe
  • Fairy time
  • Puck's speech
  • End titles
  • Wedding preparations
  • The course of true love
  • Casting a play
  • Fairies
  • Puck's errand
  • Helena and Demetrius
  • The flower
Control code
ocm42916863
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.)
Governing access note
Educational and home use only
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
086162123085
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
4112308
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)42916863
System details
DVD ; 5.1 Dolby digital surround; region 1
Video recording format
DVD

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