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Shakespeare - The History of English (3/10)

“ Free learning from The Open University http://www.open.ac.uk/openlearn/history-the-arts/culture/english-language --- This video shows us that Shakespeare inv...”
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Levis 501 - Midsummer Night's Dream~Video~

“ Awesome advert from Levis 501.”
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Megan Lefebvre's comment, March 10, 2013 4:05 PM
That was so cute! It's cool how Levi's took Shakespeare into a modern day commercial. Different and Unique!
Diane Newberry's comment, March 11, 2013 7:45 PM
I enjoyed this commercial, but do you think it would be effective advertising? Personally, I wouldn't want to buy a product that promises to make me like Bottom. What about his storyline do you think would appeal to the average person?
Marissa Marsella's comment, March 14, 2013 2:32 AM
Perhaps the advertisement is attempting to look at things n a more modern time. For instance, many people today tend to enjoy seeing the "under-dog" in movies and other forms of media or books result in a happy ending. In "A Midsummer Night's Dream", Bottom could possibly be seen as the "under-dog" in the play; a commoner with the dreams of being an actor, and his funny, average-guy perspective just allows for an audience to lean more towards him as a lovable character, In this Levi's commercial, an average, every-day guy is at first being picked on for his uniqueness, and modern people tend to quickly fall in love with bullied, or average character in the media, because they are usually more relate-able to the audience, and therefore, have a greater affect on them. In conclusion, Bottom is portrayed as the "under-dog" in this commercial, allowing for it to be an absolutely phenomenal advertising idea.
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About William Shakespeare

10 Things You Didn’t Know About William Shakespeare | High School English | Scoop.it
“ 1. Shakespeare’s father held a lot of different jobs, and at one point got paid to drink beer. The son of a tenant farmer, John Shakespeare was nothing if not upwardly mobile.”
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Puck: Shakespeare's Shape-Shifter

Puck: Shakespeare's Shape-Shifter | High School English | Scoop.it

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Jessica Camara's curator insight, January 30, 2013 3:26 AM


SOURCE ARTICLE: This article discusses the history behind Shakespeare's Puck character. " Puck in the play "A Midsummer Night's Dream." The character is more naughty elf than demon, though there is a hint of malice in his pranks."


Riley, Dick, and Pam McAllister. "Puck: Shakespeare's Shape-Shifter." Bedside, Bathtub & Armchair Companion To Shakespeare (2001): 77-78. Literary Reference Center. Web. 22 Jan. 2013.



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Signet Classic Teaching Guide for A Midsummer Night's Dream

Signet Classic Teaching Guide for A Midsummer Night's Dream | High School English | Scoop.it
This teaching guide is published by the Penguin Group and includes beneficial components like themes, study questions, activities, and more references to look at.
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