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Literary criticism: how interpretation simply means everything.

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In this source, the author has a stance of telling the reader what his perspective of the lines in the play. Many people have there own interpretation of what is said in the lines of the play, simply because knowone in the world speaks in these terms anymore, which leaves room for people to interpret what is said and what is going on. For example the author says "

 

Bottom's metaphorical use of the word 'ass' appears to trigger his residual memory of the state of being in which he believed himself truly to be an ass."

 

the real lines are:

Methought I was—there is no man can tell what. Methought I was, and methought I had—but man is but a patched fool if he will offer to say what methought I had."

 

As you can tell there could be many interpretations of this line. But inparticular this author believes that bottom truley thought of himself as an ass. Expretion and interpretation are simply the most important aspect of a play writtin in different text because it all depends on a persons personal opinion on what the lines will mean to all people reading it.

 

Work Cited:  Wells, Stanley. "Translations in A Midsummer Night's Dream." Translating Life: Studies in Transpositional Aesthetics, (1999): 15–32. Quoted as "Translations in A Midsummer Night's Dream" in Bloom, Harold, ed. A Midsummer Night's Dream, Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations. New York: Chelsea House Publishing, 2010. Bloom's Literary Reference Online. Facts on File, Inc. http://www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp?ItemID=WE54&SID=5&iPin= MCIMS007&SingleRecord=True (accessed April 1, 2013). 

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video: from a perspective of children

Streaming version available! https://sites.google.com/site/midsummerproject/ Shakespeare's classic tale, Midsummer Night's Dream performed by children. This ...
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As you watch this clip, it gives you an interesting perspective of the play. This clip shows you how haveing different characters play each role can totally effect the outcome of the play. In the clip it shows children acting out the most important parts of the play. Midsummer nights dream is based apon the topic of serious love, but when children act it out, the play is still about love, but you dont receive the same message through the ines of the play, simply because they are young children and dont understand acting out the role of serious love.

 

Work cited:  "A Midsummer Night's Dream." YouTube. YouTube, 21 Dec. 2006. Web. 01 Apr. 2013.

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historical article: globe theatre, and how it influenced shakespeare

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historical article: The Globe Theatre is one of the greatest theatres ever made. all of shakespeares plays were performed here simply for enjoyment. As william shakespeare knew that this was going to be the one and only place that this play would be performed he directly related the play to be enjoyed by the audience here. Globe Theatre when shakespeare was writing his plays was an interactive place with seats that could hold hundreds. The audience would yell things out to the actors as if they were going to listen, and the little sections in the play that may not have been needed were simply put there, just to keep the attemtion of the audience at the Theatre. The globe theatre had a large audience that would get wuite intense at the plays and literally throw things at the stage if they didnt agree with what was going on.

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"Globe Theatre." (n.d.): Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia. Web. 26 Mar. 2013.

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source: How do the Fairies Have Influence?

source: How do the Fairies Have Influence? | Midsummer Night's dream | Scoop.it
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One if the biggest aspects of this play is the fairys. The way that they interact and believe in love makes the entire play much more love oriented. The way that the fairys especialy love the plants change the love aspect of the play. The way they want everyone to be in love it changes the cause and effect of the play and makes more problems occur, by trying to make people fall inlove. The way that shakespear potraid the fairys the way he did, made the play more interesting and made it last longer, simply by makeing the fairys cause more problems.

 

Work Cited: "How Do the Fairies Influence A Midsummer Nights Dream? - Homework Help."Enotes.com. Enotes.com, n.d. Web. 01 Apr. 2013

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image: fairy and queen picture

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When looking at this image it strikes an interest in the aspect of the fairies always being in the "picture". The fairys have the most influence in this play simply becayse they are always there when a scene or picture is taking place. And i think that they have influence with just about every aspect of the play. 

 

Work Cited: "Read 1000s of Testimonials." A Midsummer Nights Dream Henry Towneley Green. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Apr. 2013.

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