Study Help Film Versions


Adaptations of Shakespeare's plays and other works have been featured in nearly 500 films and/or videos world-wide. That makes Shakespeare the most filmed playwright of all time! Here are the best, and most noteworthy, versions of A Midsummer Night's Dream that can help you study and better understand the play.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

  • 1999
  • Director: Michael Hoffman
  • Rating: PG-13

A truly dreamlike romp with the fairies set in a magical 19th-century Italy. This is a light-hearted and not-too-bawdy take on the classic Shakespearean comedy. While this adaptation stays true to the Bard's original verse, it also includes lots of inside jokes and pratfalls along the way. The film stars Kevin Kline in a sweet performance as Bottom, and Michelle Pfeiffer as Titania.