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Literary Criticism

Literary Criticism | Evan's A Midsummer Night's Dream | Scoop.it
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This is a literacy critisism of William Shakesere's A Midsummer Night's Dream.  In this particular piece, the authur really enjoys his playwriting skills and is fasinated by almost every esence of this play.  In one paragraph, he states that Shakespere has never rose higher than he did in this play, so he loves the play.

 

"Infobase Learning - Login." Infobase Learning - Login. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Feb. 2013.

 

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Historical Article: Understanding comedy.

Historical Article: Understanding comedy. | Evan's A Midsummer Night's Dream | Scoop.it
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Shakespeare was not only known for his tragic tales but also for several comedies. A Midsummer Night's Dream has many comedy parts in it. Today, it might not make someone laugh but back then it was funny to people.As described in chapter 6 of the book, Shakespeare: The Basics, comedies are distinguished by a set of common traits, or expectations. Many aspects of A Midsummer Night's Dream may have been humorous to the audience of the Globe Theater, but it is also a comedy for its focus on a rebellious daughter willing to break convention for love. Many other comedies do this too.

 

McEvoy, Sean. "Chapter 6: Understanding Comedy." Shakespeare: The Basics. 125-149. n.p.: Taylor & Francis Ltd / Books, 2000. Literary Reference Center. Web. 3 Feb. 2013.

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Image: Shakespeare's Comedy

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This picture represents shakespeare's comedy. All of his plays had some comedy in it so that people who liked comedy could like his plays too. His plays had all sorts of genres so that he could have a bunch of different groups of people watch his plays. I like comedy movies and if I were alive back then, I would have loved how I could go watch shakespeare's plays and not be bored.

 

Teaching Will: The Shakespeare Club: November 2010. Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web.

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Source: The Book of Theseus

Source: The Book of Theseus | Evan's A Midsummer Night's Dream | Scoop.it
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This article reveals that Shakespeare stole more than "Pyramus and Thisby" into his play "A Midsummer Night's Dream" It states that he has stolen Theseus as well.  The article explains Boccaccio's epic poem about the great warrior Theseus.  After he kills the minator and returns to Athens, he goes to war with the Scythians and forces their queen, Hippolyta to marry him.  This article shows how Shakespeare steals other ideas and tweeks them in little bits and makes them his.

 

Boccaccio, Giovanni. "Book Of Theseus." n.d.: n. pag. Web. 10 Mar. 2013.

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Video: Animaniacs - A Midsummer Nights Dream

The Warners' unique interpretation of Shakespeare, complete with Batman and Robin.
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William Shakespeare inspired so many parodies today. One of the parodies was The Animaniacs. The Warner Bros came up with this great parody for kids. This 2 minute video is in the modern english language so that kids can figure out what they are saying. This video has to do with Puck. With the lines of the play changed to modern english and alittle bit of comedy, anyone can get a better understanding of the play.

 

"Animaniacs - A Midsummer Nights Dream." YouTube. YouTube, 28 May 2010. Web. 30 Mar. 2013.

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