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A Midsummer Nights Dream (1909 film)

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Producer  J. Stuart Blackton
Duration  
Country  United States
6/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Production  Fox Searchlight Pictures
Language  Silent film
A Midsummer Nights Dream (1909 film) movie poster
Director  Charles Kent J. Stuart Blackton (co-director)
Writer  Eugene Mullin, William Shakespeare
Release date  December 25, 1909 (1909-12-25)
Directors  Charles Kent, J. Stuart Blackton, Charles Foster Kent
Cast  Maurice Costello (Lysander), Dolores Costello (Fairy), Helene Costello (Fairy), Walter Ackerman (Demetrius)
Genres  Silent film, Short Film, Drama, Fantasy, Indie film, Black-and-white
Similar movies  Dead Poets Society, The Wars of the Roses, An Age of Kings, National Theatre Live: Hamlet, Robin Hood, Gnomeo & Juliet

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A Midsummer Night's Dream is a 1909 American film directed by Charles Kent and starring Walter Ackerman and Charles Chapman. It was the first film adaptation of the eponymous play by William Shakespeare.

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Plot

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The Duke of Athens decrees that Hermia (Rose Tapley) shall forsake Lysander (Maurice Costello) in favour of her father's choice, Demetrius (Walter Ackerman). The lovers elope into the woods, quickly followed by Demetrius and his love, Helena (Julia Swayne Gordon). The town tradesmen, meanwhile, rehearse a play in honour of the duke's betrothal to Hippolyta. Back in the forest, Titania, Queen of Fairies (Florence Turner), quarrels with Penelope, who avenges herself by sending Puck (Gladys Hulette) away with a magic herb, which, dabbed on the eyes of a sleeping person, shall make the "victim" fall in love with the first person to appear after awakening. Soon, Lysander and Demetrius are smitten with the wrong girls and Titania has fallen in love with Bottom, the egotistical leader of the tradesmen, whom Puck has turned into an ass. When Penelope discovers all this mischief, she lifts the spell and the wedding of the duke and Hippolyta can proceed.

Cast

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  • Walter Ackerman as Demetrius
  • Charles Chapman
  • Dolores Costello
  • Helene Costello
  • Maurice Costello as Lysander
  • Rose Tapley as Hermia
  • Julia Swayne Gordon as Helena
  • Florence Turner as Queen of Fairies
  • Gladys Hulette as Puck
  • Elita Proctor Otis as Hippolyta
  • William Humphrey
  • William V. Ranous as Bottom
  • William Shea as Mechanical

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    References

    A Midsummer Night's Dream (1909 film) Wikipedia
    A Midsummer Nights Dream (1909 film) IMDb A Midsummer Nights Dream (1909 film) themoviedb.org


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