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In Character: Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

Portraits of actors and actresses portraying characters from Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.

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Lewis Waller (William Waller Lewis) as Lysander in 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream'
by Lafayette, published by Siegmund Hildesheimer & Co Ltd
2 March 1900; published 1900
NPG x197867

Pyramus and Thisbe
published by John Smith
1680-1700
NPG D11763

Group in fancy dress for the Shakespeare Memorial National Theatre Ball
by Langfier Ltd, published by Hudson & Kearns Ltd
20 June 1911, published 1912
NPG Ax135796

'The Duchess of Wellington's Quadrille Party (A Midsummer Night's Dream)'
by Mendelssohn Ltd, published by Hudson & Kearns Ltd
20 June 1911, published 1912
NPG Ax135773

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