Friday, March 23, 2012

A Middling-summer Night's Dream

We watched the BBC Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream". It was directed by Elijah Moshinsky, and I'm pleased to report this was much better than his "All's Well That Ends Well". But that's not to say it was particularly memorable. Somehow the series's budgetary constraints seemed more apparent than usual, I suppose because the magical elements of the play could benefit from every pound you can throw their way. Lots of darkness, and splashing about in an in-studio pond.

Standouts in the cast were Robert Lindsay as Lysander and Helen Mirren as Titania. Cherith Mellor's Helena also amused.

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