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Poetry and politics in A Midsummer Night's Dream: EBSCOhost

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LITERARY CRITICISM: This article is a criticism on Shakespeare's play A MidSummer Night's Dream depicting how politics and poetry are bug within this story. They mention that the Dream is related towards politics, that using dream in the title, it is as if Shakespeare was trying to make the play sound very poetic. But Theseus in the story shows sovereign and dictatorial power on those in Athens who wish to get married. He makes characters more different than what someone may expect when they read poetry. Because poetry is meant to be peaceful and happy, where he uses poetry and makes it powerful and sad. He applies politics to his work and eludes us with the language and we don't even notice how different the characters are acting compared to their formal language. This is one of the main points that stuck out in the argument.

 

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MIKICS, DAVID. "Poetry And Politics In A Midsummer Night's Dream." Raritan 18.2 (1998): 99. Academic Search Elite. Web. 26 Feb. 2014.

 
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Midsummer Night's Dream - 1999 - HD - Part 1 of 2 - YouTube

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VIDEO: This film piece is based off Shakespeare's A MidSummer Night's Dream, one of his most remarcable and well remembered plays. This video made by Walt Disney Pictures is made to depict what the play would be like in a modern day style text while remaining in the same setting and time period as it is in the play.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnQN6dR9VIg

 

Walt Disney Pictures. "Midsummer Night's Dream - 1999 - HD - Part 1 of 2." YouTube. YouTube, 10 Apr. 2013. Web. 26 Feb. 2014.

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The Book of Theseus

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SOURCE ARTICLE: This article talks about the Greek legend of Theseus. The son of the founder of Athens Aegeus  and son of the God of the Sea Poseidon. In Shakespeare's play a MidSummer Night's Dream Theseus is different from the play. In the article he is a great conqueror and has many instances of loving other women, such as his wife Hippolyta's sister, Emilia. He seems brutal and takes the people he conquers and either kills them all, or turns them to slaves. Similar though to his character in the play is, his wife is Hippolyta and he is the leader/king of Athens and tries to solve problems within the City of Athens. This is how Theseus is similar to the play and how he is different in this legend.  

 

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lfh&AN=103331MP412319560000887&site=ehost-live  Cottrell,

 

Alan. "The Book Of Theseus." Masterplots, Fourth Edition(2010): 1-4. Literary Reference Center. Web. 12 Feb. 2014.

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Click on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. Date/Time Thumbnail Dimensions User Comment current 21:13, 1 January 2008 1,045 × 700 (286 KB) Qp10qp {{Information |Description=Procession portrait of Elizabeth I of England. |Source= [http://www.elizabethan-portraits.com/ Tudor and Elizabeth portraits] |Date= c.

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PICTURE: This picture is painting of Queen Elizabeth of England who at the time was ruler during Shakespeare's famous plays such as A MidSummer Night's Dream. This picture shows the great royality at the time and even the customs in England at the time the play was written for those to enjoy. It shows how the culture was reflected when it came to honoring their Queen and ruler as it would also just to get up and go to the theatre. This is why this photo is relevant to the play. 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Elizabeth_I,_Procession_Portrait..jpg

 

"Elizabethan Era." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 16 Feb. 2014. Web. 26 Feb. 2014.

 

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William Shakespeare: EBSCOhost

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HISTORICAL ARTICLE:  This article is about the Life and Work of the brilliant and famous William Shakespeare. The son of John Shakespeare, young Billy Shakes went through rough financial difficulties during  childhood. His father would make most of his money by working for the courts. Shakespeare's life as a boy is not really known but it is likely that he greatly excelled in Literature and Latin grammar. He would then marry and have three children which would eventually lead him, in 1594, to become an actor and play writer. His first play's was Henry VI and Richard III. He would then contiune on to make plays like Romeo and Juliet, A MidSummer Night's Dream, King John, The Merchant of Venice, and many others.He would retire from the theature in 1613 and become very famous in the Western World at the time and for centuries to come. This is how the great Billy Shake's came to be. 

 

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"William Shakespeare." Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2013): 1-4. Literary Reference Center. Web. 26 Feb. 2014.

 

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james malcolm's comment, March 9, 2014 2:29 PM
I thought this picture was interesting, not only because of the points that you made but also what is going on in the picture. I found it interesting how the author added in the MP3 player, or what ever you want to call it, and the Yankees hat. Over all i though it was a great choice.
Vance Loveridge's comment, March 10, 2014 9:25 PM
I agree with James, with Shakespeare having his MP3 player, and this hat makes us respect him less. this shows that even some people that we respect and look up to if they wear things like these for example we won't respect them at all really. We all change our perspective on what they wear and do, and adding something simple can change it.