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Like every other critic, David Wiles is overly critical. He points out all the problems from the supposedly, unfitting ending, to the mess ups when it comes to stage blocking. He believes that the ending understates the process of betrothal. However, he does share some valid possibilities when it comes to symbolism on some parts of the play, making this critical evaluation somewhat interesting.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream Trailer - YouTube

Join Shakespeare’s famous lovers as they take refuge in the woods and wander into the midst of a dispute between the king and queen of the fairies. Shakespea...

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This small trailer of the play; A Midsummer Night's Dream shows the timeless stories of Shakespeare. After all this time, his work still goes on in recreations and reenactments of his plays. Many people today still enjoy the humor and sorrow of Shakespeare's work as shown in this trailer.


"A Midsummer Night's Dream Trailer." YouTube. YouTube, 21 Aug. 2014. Web. 9 June 2015.

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Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Everything you ever wanted to know about Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream, written by masters of this stuff just for you.
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Lysander, according to Spartan history, was an admiral. He commanded a fleet in Hellespont. It was this battles when he defeated the Athenians at Aegospotami. This is rather ironic seeing as he is an Athenian in the play. Even though he is a warrior in both the play and in History, he is on different sides. This article provides a character analysis, a comparison of Romeo from Romeo and Juliet, and a timeline of his moments in the play.


Shmoop Editorial Team. "Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream." Shmoop.com. Shmoop University, Inc., 11 Nov. 2008. Web. 8 Jun. 2015.

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This article explains how important printing conventions were during the Elizabethan Era. These conventions showed that the play was prestigious and allowed the play to stick out from the others. A play that had a printing convention was usually more successful than a play that did not have one due to the publicity it received.

Voss, Paul J. "Printing Conventions And The Early Modern Play." Medieval & Renaissance Drama In England 15.(2002): 98-115.Literary Reference Center. Web. 10 June 2015.

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Illustration Depicting Lysander and Hermia from A Midsummer Night's Dream

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A fairy scene showing a cherub picking up a donkey's head, from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act IV, Scene I.

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This image shows some main characters within the play. Hernia, seen in the center of the picture is one of the four main characters. Behind her is Lysander another main character. He poses a masculine and a warrior figure. In the bottom left corner, the character Bottom, is seen with a fairy with a donkey head in hand. This was a big part of the story as well that provided comic relief. This painting almost provides a summary of the play since it shows the key points.

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Nick Marchand's curator insight, March 31, 2013 1:43 PM

This image of Hermia and Lysander was made to go with the play A Midsummer Night's Dream written by Shakespeare. It shows the scene with Hermia and Lysander when they are in the woods after declining her father's orders. They set out to run away to get married and never come back. While they are in the woods they meet the fairies of the forest, even though they may not know it. This image is a good way to represent what the play is presenting and how you should picture the scene in your head. 

 

"Illustration Depicting Lysander and Hermia from A Midsummer Night's Dream." - E7440. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Mar. 2013.