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A Midsummer Night's Dream   

Metropolitan Opera House, (9/21/1954 - 10/17/1954)
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Opening Date: Sep 21, 1954    
Closing Date: Oct 17, 1954 Total Performances: 29

Category: Play, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Setting: Athens, and a wood near it.

Production Staff
Presented by S. Hurok; Produced by arrangement with Old Vic Trust, Ltd. and Arts Council of Great Britain
Originally produced by The Old Vic Company
Written by William Shakespeare; Music by Felix Mendelssohn; Music arranged by Gordon Jacob
Directed by Michael Benthall; Choreographed by Robert Helpmann; "Nocturne" arranged by Frederick Ashton
Costume Design by Christopher Ironside and Robin Ironside
Company Manager: Edward Haas; Administrator: Mae Frohman and Walter Prude; Business Manager: Douglas Morris
Stage Manager: David Turnbull; Production Manager for The Old Vic, London: J.A. Titcombe; Stage Director: Mick Orr; Assistant Stage Mgr: Michael Bell
Orchestra conducted by Hugo Rignold; Guest Conductor: Arthur Lief; Orchestra Manager: George Koukly
General Press Representative: Martin Feinstein; Advance Representative: Gertrude Bromberg; Publicity Manager for Old Vic: Patrick Ide; Ballet Mistress: Barbara Fewster
Robert HelpmannOberon
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Ivan BaptieEnsemble
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Joan BenhamHelena
Jocelyn BrittonFairy
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Mary BrookesCorps de Ballet
Louise CarleyCorps de Ballet
Rudolfo CornejoIndian Boy
Margaret CourtenayHippolyta
Tania d'AvrayCobweb
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Nadia de LichtenbergCorps de Ballet
John DearthEgeus
Juliet ElliceCorps de Ballet
Mary FenwickCorps de Ballet
Jeremy GeidtEnsemble
Philip GuardPuck
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Phyllis HarcourtEnsemble
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David HardingEnsemble
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Michael HayesEnsemble
Vivienne HetzelEnsemble
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David HurstEnsemble
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Peter JohnsonPhilostrate
Lana KassinovaCorps de Ballet
Joan KingMustardseed
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Margaret KnoesenCorps de Ballet
Barbara Leigh-HuntEnsemble
Philip LockeFrancis Flute
A bellows-mender
Terence LongdonLysander
Patrick MacNeeDemetrius
Eliot MakehamPeter Quince
A carpenter
William MartinEnsemble
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Kenneth MelvilleEnsemble
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Rosemary MooreEnsemble
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Henry NaughtonCorps de Ballet
Gillian NeasonEnsemble
Anthony NichollsTheseus
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Michael RedingtonSnug
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David ReynoldsEnsemble
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David RoseEnsemble
Norman RossingtonTom Snout
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Betty ShaleEnsemble
Jane ShoreEnsemble
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Josephine SpaullCorps de Ballet
Suzanne SteeleEnsemble
David StevensEnsemble
Daniel ThorndikeRobin Starveling
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Sven van ZylEnsemble
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Elisabeth WadeEnsemble
Ann WalfordHermia
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Sheila WrightMoth
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