, Queen of the Amazons, has gone mad, or so it seems when she allies with Circe and declares war on the mortal world
David says: "The choice and issue of women at work or in the home was really starting to take off and this is central to the argument between our Theseus and Hippolyta
Michael Hoffman's Version of Hippolyta
in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
16) Were the figure to be accepted as Hippolyta
, a relation could then be found between the central niches on both sides of the pommel; Hercules killed Hippolyta
in the course of his Ninth Labour, the aim of which was to appropriate her girdle on the orders of her father King Eurystheus.
Neuwirth, who plays the Amazon princess Hippolyta
and the fairy queen Titania, and who herself has negotiated the screen-tostage transition many times, wrote: "If she's anxious, I don't see it.
The fantastical storyline is based around the wedding of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, and Hippolyta
, the Queen of the Amazons.
The S4K production of A Midsummer Night's Dream is a child-friendly adaptation of the play by William Shakespeare, which centres on the marriage of the Duke of Athens Theseus to the Queen of the Amazons Hippolyta
and the activities of the mischievous fairies of the Fairyland forest.
Projected on facing walls, two Super 8 films, Hippolyta
and Manfred (both part of a longer film, A Recess and a Reconstruction, which Herve and Mailler will show for the first time this month), loosely evoked two key figures from Horace Walpole's 1764 gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto.
Theseus and Hippolyta
are represented by a married couple, Thad and Gwen, who worry about the appropriateness of bringing their child with them to the weekend gathering.
It is seen and heard not by Theseus, Hippolyta
, and the four lovers, but by Robin Goodfellow, who is given much of the courtly characters' running commentary.
Theseus, set to marry his newly conquered Queen of the Amazons, Hippolyta
, decrees that Hermia should marry Demetrius.
Duncan also appears in the 1999 film adaptation of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park (in dual roles as the heroine's mother and drugaddicted aunt), in the 1997 TV series A History of Tom Jones: A Foundling as Lady Ballaston, in the 1996 film adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream as Hippolyta
and Titania, and in the 1993 TV serial A Year in Provence as the wife of author Peter Mayle.