Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream - Old Vic 1954 performance
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KHCD-2012-078-2CDDL (MONO) - Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream - Old Vic 1954 performance with Moira Shearer/Robert Helpmann/Stanley Holloway and supporting cast; Complete incidental music by Felix Mendelssohn - BBC Symphony and Chorus/Sir Malcolm Sargent - First complete recording of Shakespeare's play about the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors, who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set, coupled with the complete score written by Felix Mendelssohn. A truly unique performance derived from a 2-LP RCA "New Orthophonic" mono recording from 1954; a stellar cast and admirable playing and singing make this set a true delight. Thanks to Alan Becker for lending the near-mint LP set used in this transcription. A complete list of the cast is included on thie inside back cover jpeg in this download file.