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  1. 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' - Act 3 Scene 2 - dramatisation

    Duration: 03.45

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    An adaptation of Act 3 Scene 2 of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.

  2. 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' - the characters of Helena and Hermia (pt 1/2)

    Duration: 03.30

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    Anna Friel talks of the relationship between Helena and Hermia in Act 3 Scene 2.

  3. 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' - the characters of Helena and Hermia (pt 2/2)

    Duration: 02.04

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    The relationship between Helena and Hermia in the second part of Act 3 Scene 2.

  4. 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' - about the 2011 RSC production

    Duration: 06.33

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    The cast discuss the ideas behind the 2011 RSC production.

  5. 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' - Act 1 Scene 2 - Clowning around (workshop)

    Duration: 06.36

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    The company discuss the language of comedy and explore comic timing.

  6. 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' - Act 1 Scene 2 - Meet the Mechanicals

    Duration: 06.54

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    Actors show how little information there is about the Mechanicals in Shakespeare’s text.

  7. 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' - Act 1 Scene 2 - Quince v Bottom

    Duration: 07.11

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    Bottom and Quince battle to be the most important person present.

  8. 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' - Act 1 Scene 2 - The Mechanicals

    Duration: 07.09

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    A group of working men meet to put on a play for the court.

  9. 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' - Act 2 Scene 1 - Fairyland (workshop)

    Duration: 06.26

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    The possibilities of playing Oberon and Titania as versions of Theseus and Hippolyta.

  10. 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' - Act 2 Scene 1 - Helena and Demetrius

    Duration: 09.28

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    How might Helena and Demetrius have met and how might their relationship have developed?