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Literary Criticism: A Midsummer night's Dream

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"A Midsummer night's Dream" is one of Shakespeare's most comical and light plays. There is no violence like "Romeo and Juliet" and it holds many laughs throughout the play with the uses of Puck and the men who perform a play. In the play that was performed by the five men it was a tragic tale. If no research was taken into the play nobody would of known it was a tragedy. the audience laughed all the way through the play even during the serious parts. With the use of Puck, many speed bumps were created to put the play off course and create many laughs. None of Pucks pranks were harmful maybe only to the audience from laughing to much. He made a man a ass, and messed with the lovers love that created a lot of commotion the woods. Without the use of Puck this play wouldnt have been nearly as funny and cold have probably been Shakespeares worst play. Shakespeare focused mainly on comedy thorughout the play which created one of shakespeares best plays written. 

 

Goddard, Harold.  "A Midsummer-Night's Dream" in Bloom, Harold, ed. A Midsummer Night's Dream, Bloom's Shakespeare Through the Ages. New York: Chelsea House Publishing, 2008.   

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Video: A midsummer night's dream summary

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This video displays a summary of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's Dream. This six minute video shows what happened in the play using pictures and a narrator. A Midsummer ngiht's Dream can be difficult to understand in Elizabethan english and if youre just reading with no pictures. This helps because the narrator talks in modern english and uses these pictures to represent events and characters in the story. This short video gives a nice description of the play that is easy to understand.

 

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Historical Article: Shakespeare's work's through comical plays

Historical Article: Shakespeare's work's through comical plays | Zach's A Midsummer night's dream | Scoop.it
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This article gives a in-depth description of "A Midsummer night's Dream". It talks about the lovers plans to escape and how the fairies have there michievious spirits. Shakespeare did really good in this play because of his ability to focus on everyday life, fantasies of the young minds with the use of fairies, and able to add another play in as well. This play showed greatness in young love taking its course and also the question of how far peoples imaginations can run.

 

Fischer, Sandra K. "A Midsummer Night’S Dream." Masterplots, Fourth Edition (2010): 1-3. Literary Reference Center. Web. 24 Mar. 2013.

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Photo: Characters connections

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This photograph shows how all the characters in A Midsummer night's Dream relate to one another. This photograph is useful because it shows which charcters are connected and why. For example Hermia and Lysander are connected because they love each other. this is a useful picture because it gives a quick description of all characters relationships. If a person is confused on who loves who and what a person did to another charcter they can use this picture to get the answer.

 

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Source Article: Puck: Shakespeare's shape Shifter

Source Article: Puck: Shakespeare's shape Shifter | Zach's A Midsummer night's dream | Scoop.it
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Puck is a great character for people like Shakespeare who created plays that need characters who do mean things. Puck has been used many times to show characters such as demons, goblins, beasts, and even the devil himself. Shakespeare used this and the english version of the devil Robin good-fellow to create a character who preforms many pranks throughout the play on the Athenians. Puck or Robin Good-Fellow preformed many silly pranks on the Athenians to create a lot of pranks and cause a lot of havoc thorughout the play. In other non-comical plays Puck would be used for more mean pranks but in "A Midsummer night's Dream" he's used for comical pranks that still do damage. Without Puck in the play there would have been no plot line because it would have been a straight through play with no twists or turns.

 

Riley, Dick, and Pam McAllister. "Puck: Shakespeare's Shape-Shifter." Bedside, Bathtub & Armchair Companion To Shakespeare (2001): 77-78. Literary Reference Center. Web. 24 Mar. 2013.

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