Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A Midsummer Night''s Dream (1935) is a film directed by Max Reinhardt and William Dieterle, produced by Henry Blanke and Hal Wallis, and adapted by Charles Kenyon and Mary C. McCall Jr. from the play by William Shakespeare. Many of the actors in this version had never performed Shakespeare before and never would do so again, notably Cagney and Brown, who were nevertheless highly acclaimed for their performances. All critics agreed that Dick Powell was horribly miscast as Lysander, and Powell himself concurred with the critics'' verdict. Olivia de Havilland originally auditioned for the role of Puck in Reinhardt''s legendary stage production of the play at the Hollywood Bowl. Although the cast of the stage play was mostly replaced by Warner Brothers contract players, de Havilland and Mickey Rooney were chosen to reprise their original roles.