A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999) film adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Andrew Power (University of Sharjah, UAE)
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Directed by Michael Hoffman. Starring Rupert Everett, Calista Flockhart, Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer, Stanley Tucci, Anna Friel, Dominic West, Christian Bale, David Strathairn, Sophie Marceau Roger Rees, Sam Rockwell, Max Wright, Bill Irwin, Gregory Jbara, Bernard Hill, and John Sessions.

Michael Hoffman’s 1999 adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is remarkable for an all star cast who have gone on to even greater things since the time of filming. While Rupert Everett (as Oberon), Calista Flockhart (Helena), and Stanley Tucci (Puck) were perhaps the major draws in 1999, ten to fifteen years later names like Christian Bale (Demetrius), Anna Friel (Hermia), Dominic West (Lysander), and Sam Rockwell (Flute) were as likely to stand out. And if Flockhart and

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Citation: Power, Andrew. "A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999) film adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 January 2018 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=19414, accessed 23 June 2024.]

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