Shakespeare Our Contemporary: A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Shakespeare Our Contemporary: A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Austin Film Society says
Directed by William Dieterle and Max Reinhardt
USA, 1935, 35mm, 133 min

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The Viennese impresario Max Reinhardt was one of the greatest figures of the German-language theater at the turn of the century and beyond. He was so well known that he was invited to stage his opulent production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM in the States. The highly successful Hollywood Bowl engagement of the play caught the eye of Warner Brothers’ studio heads and they gave Reinhardt a chance to translate it to the screen with all the star power they could muster. Thus we have the unusual spectacle of a lavish, creatively mounted production of the Bard’s immeasurably intricate masque-play starring the likes of James Cagney, Mickey Rooney and hoofer Dick Powell, as well as the serenely beautiful Olivia de Havilland. It’s the ultimate old-Hollywood treatment of Shakespeare.

Buy tickets: https://www.austinfilm.org/essential-cinema/film-a-midsummer-nights-dream

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BUY A SERIES PASS, GOOD FOR ALL SIX FILMS IN THE SHAKESPEARE OUR CONTEMPORARY SERIES
You can buy tickets to all six films at a discount (one film free)! Series passes are only available until the beginning of the first show (March 24th).

Buy a series pass: https://www.austinfilm.org/essential-cinema/series-shakespeare-our-contemporary
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