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  • ISBN: 9780792751779 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 0792751779 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (2hr., 18 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Complete Arkangel Shakespeare : 2014.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Roy Hudd (Bottom), Amanda Root (Hermia), Saskia Wickham (Helena), Rupert Penry-Jones (Lysander), Clarence Smith (Demetrius), Richard McCabe (Puck), David Harewood (Oberon), Adjoa Andoh (Titania), Richard Cordery (Quince), John Hollis (Snout), Alex Lowe (Flute), Sidney Livingstone (Starveling), John Dallimore (Snug), Paul Shelley (Theseus), Sophie Heyman (Hippolyta), Aicha Kossoko (Fairy).
Summary, etc.:
Shakespeare's most imaginative and merry play is set in an enchanted wood amidst fairies and sprites. When Oberon, King of the Fairies, uses his magic upon four runaway lovers in a midsummer wood outside Athens, chaos ensues. Who really loves whom? Meanwhile, a band of well-meaning but bungling local actors have thier rehearsal sabotaged by the mischievous Puck, who bewitches their leader, Bottom, and Titania, the Fairy Queen. The result is a lively and anarchic comedy which can only be resolved by an elaborate disentangling of spells.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Courtship > Drama.
Fairy plays.
Athens (Greece) > Drama.
Genre: Comedies.

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