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The Life of Queen Elizabeth

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This article refers to the amazing life of Queen Elizabeth. I searched for many articles explaining the history of the Shakspearean Age. In the end, I chose this article telling me the life of Queen Elizabeth because her presence, opinions, and life were the only ones that mattered. This whole time frame is based around her, so what better way to learn about how this historically achknowledged woman affected him. Since Queen Elizabeth was a huge inspiration of Shakespeare and she influenced him in many ways, I got to know how many characters could be based on her. Hermia, rebeling against her father, not listening to his command, is an Elizabethan move. Although commoners would be beaten for this in real life, Queen Elizabeth refused to wed, remaining a virgin queen for the rest of her reign. She also loved the arts and supported them, giving Shakespeare a reason to suck up so she wouldn't change her mind. His shout outs to her through his text show great appreciation for her and was his way of saying thank you. Queen Elizabeth's life greatly impacted Shakespeare's writing and changed the Shakspearean Age as we know it. Any questions?

 

Reghunathan, Sujatha. "The Elizabethan Age." Www.ebscohost.com. Rhode Island Office of Library & Information Services and Ocean State Libraries, n.d. Web.

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Bottom's Donkey Face

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This is a picture of Bottom when his head is turned into the head of a donkey. I knew that I wanted a picture of Bottom as a donkey because I was curious on howe this could look on stage. When I found this image, it helped guide my vision of A Midsummer Night's Dream by showing me how Shakespeare envisioned it on stage. This image is obviously from a live production of this lovely play and looks like it is being very well done. I can see that Hippolyta is under the love spell and is clearly falling in love with Bottom. This image let me envision this scene in a whole new way. Any questions?

 

"Google Images." Google Images. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Feb. 2013.Support EasyBib

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TSL - A Midsummer's Nightmare [Part 3]

"The Suite Life of Zack and Cody". *NOT INTENTED OF COPYRIGHT, PLEASE YOUTUBE DON'T DELETE THIS VIDEO.
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My search for a video was very short. I knew that I needed to use this video because I absolutely LOVED the Suite Life of Zack and Cody growing up. This video introduces a whole new outlook on the plot of A Midsummer Night's Dream. By seeing the love triangles that go on throughout this clip of the famous Disney Channel series "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" i understand the plot better. Since Cody likes Gwen who likes Zack who likes Vanessa wh likes Cody and Agnus, who of course loves Zack, the characters relate to the play in many ways. With the use of easy-to-relate-to characters and an amazing Shakspearean work, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody makes a hard historical piece not so hard. Everyone is loving someone they are not supposed to, and one girl is obsessed with a guy. Sound familiar?

 

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"TSL - A Midsummer's Nightmare [Part 3]." YouTube. YouTube, 25 Aug. 2008. Web. 11 Feb. 2013.

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Shakespeare's Sources for A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Essential information on Shakespeare's sources, from Shakespeare Online.
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 This article explains where Shakespeare could have gotten some of his inspirations of A Midsummer Night's Dream from. I searched for articles that could explain how he got these crazy ideas. In the end, I realized that only some of his ideas could be explained, as a majority of them are from the insanely creative imagination mastermind that is William Shakespeare. I chose this article for its information on Geoffrey Chaucer. He was an author who wrote of a great duke Theseus and his wife Ypolita, Queen of the Amazons. This answered one of my questions. Then it explained that Bottom, the man who turns into an ass, and the fairies of the wood, are simply people of Shakespeare's imagination. I got to understand who Theseus and Hippolyta are and how Shakespeare is a mind all of his own, in which no one can really understand except for him. This article was very helpful to me and explains the mind of this great playwright exteremely well. Any questions?

 

Mabillard, Amanda. Shakespeare's Sources for A Midsummer Night's Dream. Shakespeare Online. 20 Aug. 2000. (2/12/13) < http://www.shakespeare-online.com/sources/mssources.html >.

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Literary Critisism on Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream.

Literary Critisism on Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream. | Brooks's A Midsummer Night's Dream | Scoop.it
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This Literary Critisism tells us that Shakespeare's name for this work is simply not appropriate. As I searched for what could be the Lit Crit of this wonderful play, I found this article, which stood out to me for its sharp points on how this title did not make sense. It explains to the reader that Shakespeare did not think clearly when choosing the title of this work. He focused too much on when it took place instead of where it takes place. It takes place in this beautiful city of Athens, but with CRAZY people. The ideas of this play are somewhat outrageous, and the time on which they take place does not matter! This story is full of crazy love triangles, troubling spells, and fantasy characters. This Critisism helped me understand that the setting is what is important in this story, not the time. This story is in a stereotypical Elizabethan sort of city. The culture of this city is what matters, because that is what defines the characters. This article is a fine understanding of the play and how its name is not what it should be. Any questions?

 

Fleissner, Robert F. "Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM." Http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost. N.p., n.d. Web.

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