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Translations in A Midsummer Night's Dream: Literary Criticism

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I chose this article because "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is the only play of Shakespeare's that STARTS with plans of marriage and then goes on to people being courted. All of Shakespeare's other plays involve his characters being courted and then ending in marriage. I thought that this was interesting that he switched up his style of writing because his other plays are so popular and when he tried something new with his plays, it did not hurt his writing career. If anything, it could have possibly made it better because he introduced a new concept of his plays.

 

 

Wells, Stanley. "Translations in A Midsummer Night's Dream." Translating Life: Studies in Transpositional Aesthetics, (1999): 15–32. Quoted as "Translations in A Midsummer Night's Dream" in Bloom, Harold, ed. A Midsummer Night's Dream, Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations. New York: Chelsea House Publishing, 2010. Bloom's Literary Reference Online. Facts on File, Inc. http://www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp?ItemID=WE54&SID=5&iPin= MCIMS007&SingleRecord=True (accessed March 27, 2013).

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Lysander- Source

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This article was chosen because Shakespeare took the idea of Lysander from a Spartan Naval Commander from the B.C era. I thought this was interesting because the Naval Commander version of Lysander was a Spartan and the Shakespeare version of Lysander was Athenian. I also thought it was interesting that when I searched for Spartan Lysander, he had an uncanny resembalence to the actor of the Athenian Lysander in the movie we watched in class.

 

"Lysander." Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2013): 1. Literary Reference Center. Web. 25 Mar. 2013.

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The Irony of Hermia and Helena- Source

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I chose this article because it shows the origins of the name Hermia and Helena. Shakespeare based Helena off of the ancient Helen, also known as, "The Face that Launched 1,000 ships". Hermia is the feminine name for Hermes. Hermes was a greek messanger from mythology. Shakespeare used these names in his play, "A Midsummer Night's Dream".

 

Tobin, J.J.M. "The Irony Of 'Hermia' And 'Helena'." American Notes & Queries 17.10 (1979): 154. Literary Reference Center. Web. 25 Mar. 2013.

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Animaniacs - A Midsummer Nights Dream

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I chose this video because it has a quirky kind of twist to "A Mid Summer Night's Dream". It has one character speaking in Shakespearian language, another translating what he is saying into funny, but accurate terms, and then another character off doing his own thing making fun of the fairies and trying to be with Titania. This video is a funny way of learning about "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

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Thomas More's History of Richard III: Genre, Humanism, and Moral Education- Historical

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I chose this article because "History of Richard III," by Thomas More, was heavily used by William Shakespeare for his play "The Tragedy of King Richard III." More's ideas about moral education and the study of the liberal arts, which he outlined in a letter dated 1518, were used. Other topics include history and how Shakespeare's play has influenced modern ideas about Richard III. This shows that Shakespeare uses other people's ideas for his own plays and only puts very few twists of his own on them.

 

Breen, Dan. "Thomas More's History Of Richard III: Genre, Humanism, And Moral Education." Studies In Philology 107.4 (2010): 465-492. Literary Reference Center. Web. 25 Mar. 2013.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

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I chose this article because it breaks down the play, "A Midsummer Night's Dream". It summarizes what happens so it is easier to understand. They remove the Shakespearian language and put the play into modern english. The play is now easier to understand if you are someone who does not have an ear for the Shakespearian language.

 

Fischer, Sandra K. "A Midsummer Night’S Dream." Masterplots, Fourth Edition (2010): 1-3. Literary Reference Center. Web. 25 Mar. 2013.

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