A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Max Reinhardt's legendary Hollywood Bowl production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream was transferred to the screen by Warner Bros. in 1935. Like most of Shakespeare's comedies, the story contains several seemingly unrelated plotlines, all tied together by a single unifying event, in this instance the impending wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta. One story thread concerns the mistaken-identity romances of four young Athenians; another involves a group of "rude mechanicals" who plan to stage a production of "Pyramus and Thisbe" in honor of the wedding;… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Bold and impressive, Reinhardt's screen version of his famous Hollywood Bowl Shakespearean production was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Gorgeous to look at, unevenly acted."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"...overdone, overproduced, overblown, overacted.... Shakespeare gets rather lost in the shuffle, but it's hard to deny the film isn't fun to watch."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Feast for eyes and ears Shakespeare whimsy"
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
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