Stars: Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Everett, Stanley Tucci, Calista Flockhart
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Runtime: 116 minutes
A Midsummer Night's Dream is a 1999 American film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play of the same name, directed by Michael Hoffman. The ensemble cast features Kevin Kline as Bottom, Michelle Pfeiffer and Rupert Everett as Titania and Oberon, and Calista Flockhart, Anna Friel, Christian Bale and Dominic West as the four lovers.
If we shadows have offended, Think but this, and all is mended, That you have but slumber'd here. While these visions did appear. And this weak and idle theme, No more yielding but a dream, Gentles, do not reprehend: If you pardon we will mend. Else the Puck a liar call. Give me your hands, if we be friends, And Robin shall restore amends.
The iron tongue of midnight hath told twelve: Lovers, to bed; 'tis almost fairy time.
Now, until the break of day. Through this house each fairy stray. To the best bride-bed will we, Which by us shall blessed be; So shall all the couples three. Ever true in loving be; And the owner of it blest. Ever shall in safety rest. Trip awa; make no stay; Meet me all by break of day.
[Puck has turned Bottom into a Donkey] Bottom, thou art changed. What do I see on thee?
What do you see? What; do you see an ass' head of your own, do you?
[backing away] Bless me. Thou art translated.
[all run off, leaving Bottom alone on the stage]
Why do they run away? I see their knavery. This is to make an ass of me.
I have had a most rare vision. I have had a dream. Past the wit of man to say what dream it was. Man is but an ass if he go about to expound this dream. Me thought I was... There's no man can tell what. Me thought I was... Me thought I had... Man is but a patched fool is he will offer to say what I had.
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