A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most beloved creations. The frolicking tale of lovesick young aristocrats, energetic but inept rustics, and mischievous woodland spirits is a staple of stage and screen. In the past, filmed adaptions have emphasized the play’s traditional, Elizabethan qualities. This production however is a fresh and stylish reinvention that takes an entirely different approach. The story takes place in present day Hollywood - a place where glamorous stars, commanding moguls, starving artists and vaulting pretenders all vie to get ahead. Hollywood is sometimes called “The Dream Factory,” and like the world of Shakespeare’s Dream, it’s a place where fantasy and reality collide. In the tradition of Baz Luhrmann’s rapturous reimagining of Romeo + Juliet, this modern vision breathes new life into a classic tale. Combined with a cast of established and emerging stars, as well as a pulsing original soundtrack, the film will appeal to ardent fans of the Bard as well as audiences discovering Shakespeare for the first time.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream (2018)

Fantasy/Comedy · 1h 45m · 7/13/2018

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most beloved creations. The frolicking tale of lovesick young aristocrats, energetic but inept rustics, and mischievous woodland spirits is a staple of stage and screen. In the past, filmed adaptions have emphasized the play’s traditional, Elizabethan qualities. This production however is a fresh and stylish reinvention that takes an entirely different approach. The story takes place in present day Hollywood - a place where glamorous stars, commanding moguls, starving artists and vaulting pretenders all vie to get ahead. Hollywood is sometimes called “The Dream Factory,” and like the world of Shakespeare’s Dream, it’s a place where fantasy and reality collide. In the tradition of Baz Luhrmann’s rapturous reimagining of Romeo + Juliet, this modern vision breathes new life into a classic tale. Combined with a cast of established and emerging stars, as well as a pulsing original soundtrack, the film will appeal to ardent fans of the Bard as well as audiences discovering Shakespeare for the first time.

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Released
Cast
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Rachael Leigh Cook

Hermia
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Paz de la Huerta

Hippolyta
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Avan Jogia

Puck
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Fran Kranz

Bottom
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Ted Levine

Theseus
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Hamish Linklater

Lysander
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Lily Rabe

Helena
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Mia Doi Todd

Titania
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Charity Wakefield

Quince
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Saul Williams

Oberon
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Finn Wittrock

Demetrius
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Bob Bancroft

Butler
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Brianna Barnes

Moth
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Alan Blumenfeld

Egeus
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Charlie Carver

Snug
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Max Carver

Snout
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Samuel Davis

Hamlet
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Barak Hardley

Ranger
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Justine Lupe

Flute
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Christine Marzano

Mustardseed
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Samuel Miller

Young Man
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Robert Towers

Older Man
Crew
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Casey Wilder Mott

Director
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Casey Wilder Mott

Writer
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William Shakespeare

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

(DVD)

11/20/2018

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