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Puck and His Quote

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IMAGE: I chose this image, because the quote above is apparently a very famous quote said by Puck. I found it interesting, because not only did it give me the quote in this image but it gave me yet another presentation of Puck's character. Also the reason why I know this is a famous quote is because the same quote appeared in quite a few more images in my search for an image for this project. Not only did I feel that I had the quote and presentation of Puck's character, but I also thought that I could feel the emotion in his character with just the way this person playing the character of Puck is postured. Just very cool.

 

Puck Midsummer Costumes. Digital image. Google images. Web. 5 March 2014

 

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Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream by Benjamin Britten, Opera McGill: Puck's Makeup - YouTube

Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream Composed by Benjamin Britten January 29,30,31 and February 1 at 7:30pm Pollack Hall (555 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest) www.mc...
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VIDEO: This video is a time lapse on how Puck's makeup is done before the drama of A Midsummer Night's dream is performed. This  obviously is not the only presentation of the character Puck, but it is a still a very good one of him and I found it cool to be apart of my scoop it project. I put this in my project to go along with my other source article below on what Puck looks like, to fully demonstrate just how time consuming it is to perfect the look of Puck and how you actually get to the look of Puck's Character.

 

."Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream: Puck's Makeup".  Britten, Benjamin, McGill, Opera. YouTube. 9 January 2014. Web. 5 March 2014.

 

 

 

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The True Story of Tricksters Like Puck

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SOURCE ARTICLE: This Article is on how tricksters are involved with Germanic Mythology such as Puck. The Original Puck is actually named Puk in Germanic mythology, and is a devilish looking creature, not a fairy. This Article tells the real story of Puk and other Germanic Mythology charcters. Puk and Puck are two extremely different characters. Odin, The changing one, however, was a shape shifter just like Puck from A Midsummer Night's Dream. Also, he had magic like qualities a fairy would normally have such as Puck. This is how Germanic Mythology relates to the character of Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream. However, The way it opposes to the character of Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream is that the same trickster Odin tricks 9 men in a laboring field to kill each other in order to cross the field and hire himself as a laborer to work for their master, so he can get the mead of inspiration for gods back from a certain giant named Suttung. The master just so happens to be Suttung' s brother.  Point here is the same trickster went from good to bad and William Shakespeare took the good spiritual side from tricksters like Odin and put it into Puck's character for the novel. All though Puk was not referred to as a friendly natured person he was referred to as a devil. William Shakespeare combined the elements of Germanic Mythology and made Puck the complete opposite he made a bad guy into a good guy.

 

Metzner, Ralph. "Germanic Mythology And The Fate Of Europe." Revision 13.1 (1990): 16. Academic Search Elite. Web. 12 Feb. 2014.

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Trickster's: Then to Now

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SOURCE ARTICLE: This article lists how tricksters or pranksters have evolved from the past to present in the form of novels and or cartoons. One of the tricksters involved in this article is Shakespeares very own Puck from Midsummer Night's Dream. Puck is compared to tricksters such as Bugs Bunny and Bart Simpson. This is because Puck is a spiritual trickster and plays tricks on Lysander and Demetrius in the novel A Midsummer Night's Dream out of his own enjoyment, entertainment, and for the better good. For example, he tricks Demetrius into loving Helena towards the end of the novel ,so Demetrius will stop trying to ruin the marriage of Lysander and Hermia and so Helena can finally get her wish of him loving her, thus also making Helena stop chasing Demetrius around everywhere. Also due to his fairy like character this would make Puck a spiritual trickster. Bart Simpson on the other hand is labeled a trickster because of his constant struggle with authority. He constantly challenges authority in the modern day cartoon, The Simpson's and is the underdog against them, because he's only a kid while the authority are adults. What Bart does to solve this issue is he uses his own superiority, arrogance, and cleverness to play tricks on the authority and outsmart them over and over again. This would make Bart the intelligent and reckless Trickster that most modern day cartoons and novels use today. These are the two major differences between Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Bart Simpson from The Simpsons, Puck is a humerous and good spirited Trickster while Bart is a Arrogant and Reckless trickster. Bart has an enemy to defeat with tricks while Puck doesn't have an  enemy to defeat and plays tricks out of his own entertainment and for the good of others around him (Lysander, Hermia, and Helena). This is how tricksters from yesterday have evolved to today's tricksters.

 

 

Wilson, Samuel M. "Trickster Treats." Natural History 100.10 (1991): 4. Academic Search Elite. Web. 12 Feb. 2014.

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Shakespeare and The Globe Theatre

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HISTORICAL ARTICLE: This article's on Shakespeare and the globe theatre.When the globe theatre was designed Shakespeare designed it so that there were no props and that you had to imagine the setting and scenery of the play as the play was in full motion. The actors of the plays performed very well for the environment that they were in, they pretended that the "playhouse" were the forest, trees, and woods itself. My original basis on my historical article though was to find stuff on the many costumes of Puck, but I couldn't find anything as it was a very tricky topic to research on.

 

NARDIZZI, VIN. "Shakespeare's Globe And England's Woods." Shakespeare Studies 39.(2011): 54-63. Academic Search Elite. Web. 25 Feb. 2014.

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Puck in A Midsummer Nights Dream Drama

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SOURCE ARTICLE: Now that I have reviewed who Puck really was, that lead me to another question: What did he look like? Well, Puck is part male, part female, part sprite and part dancer. So, he had to have that feminine, ballerina, fairy like look to him but also had to have male qualities in the process. So he had to have short punk-rock themed hair, and wear women's overalls, stockings, and a ballerina skirt on to make the audience feel the realty of his character. Which obviously, Shakespeare did a good job expressing Puck's character as you can tell.  

 

Hall, Edward. "A Different Creature." American Theatre 21.3 (2004): 25. Academic Search Elite. Web. 5 Mar. 2014.

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Puk to Puck

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SOURCE ARTICLE: This Article tells who Puck truly was before he was placed as a character in A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare. Puck was Puk, before A Midsummer Night's Dream. Puk is linked with Germanic mythology and he was often identified with the devil. That was until he was turned into the

mischievous, but friendly natured fairy that Shakespeare made him. Which is what lead me to researching Germanic Mythology next.

 

"Puck, In Germanic Mythology." Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2013): 1. Academic Search Elite. Web. 12 Feb. 2014.

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