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A Midsummer Night's Dream
In "A Midsummer Night's Dream" Hermia (Helen Mirren) is in love with Lysander (David Warner) but they are forbidden to marry. Together they set off into the enchanted wood to live together in happiness. Unknown to them, the couple is followed by Demetrius (Michael Jayston) who loves Hermia. Demetrius, in turn, is followed by Helena (Diana Rigg) for she is in love with him. Their collective adventures are further compounded by the inhabitants of the wood, the Faeries.
Oberon (Ian Richardson) and Titania (Dame Judi Dench), the King and Queen of the Faeries, cast the lovers into turmoil through their magic and their own jealousies.
With its cast of great performers, this film version of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is a hilarious and tremendous production of one of the Bard’s greatest works. A must have for all fans of Shakespeare.