Title ID 7148Collection ID907
Title[A Midsummer Night’s Dream Performance]
Date[July 1963?]
CollectionCoates Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionPerformance [including dance]
KeywordsPerforming Arts Children Dance Cultural Heritage
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionC. R. Coatts
CameraC. R. Coatts
FormatColour Silent
Duration4 min. 30 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Players perform A Midsummer Night's Dream in the grounds of Fair Dene School in Surrey in July 1963, filmed by Mr. C. R. Coatts.


A group of adult and child players perform a dramatic rendition of A Midsummer Night's Dream in full costume on a grass lawn. Props include stud walls, a white couch and lit torches. Dogs also participate in the outdoor performance. Dancers perform as fairies. The performers take their bow. A red brick building is seen behind two men in Roman costume.