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Video: A Midsummer Night's Dream

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This Video helps me understand the play more because it talks in language we all understand. Puck, the little bald guy narrates the play in this video. As he does in the original play A Midsummer Night's Dream.

 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huo8jGjNnTk "

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Image: Bottom and Titania

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 In this photograph the queen fairy Titania is admiring a donkey. The donkey is Bottom. What's happinging in the picture is you see Titania and her fairies surrounding Bottom in the forest. What I found interesting in the picture is that you see this happening in the dark but in the background you see the moon shining on them. As I talked about before, the moon is important because it influences the characters' strange behaviors.

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Historical Article: Shakespeare's Title

Historical Article: Shakespeare's Title | Tiffany Midsummer Night's Dream | Scoop.it
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The article explores Shakespeare's tile of the play, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Critics have pointed out that the title makes no sense in context. Although the tilte includes the word midsummer, Shakespeare has the play take place in May. There are many instances of madness in they play. It is interesting that the word for madness is "lunacy" which means moon. Some say it would make more sense if Shakespeare name the play A Mad Summer Night's Dream.      

 

"Works Cited

Fleissner, Robert F. "Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream." Explicator 55.2 (1997): 72. Literary Reference Center. Web. 28 Mar. 2013"

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Literary Criticism: Characters' Language

Literary Criticism: Characters' Language | Tiffany Midsummer Night's Dream | Scoop.it
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Critical analysis explains how Shakespeare uses language ("mode of discourse") to blend characters from different parts of society or classes.  For example Theseus and Hippolyta speak in high blank verse. The four different lovers, Hermia and Lysander, Helena and Demetrius also speak in blank verse but, use rhyming iambic lines. The rustic guildsmen speak in prose but it is confused and halting.

 

"Works Cited

Fischer, Sandra K. "A Midsummer Night’S Dream." Masterplots, Fourth Edition (2010): 1-3. Literary Reference Center. Web. 1 Apr. 2013."

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Source: Bottom's Greek Audience

Source: Bottom's Greek Audience | Tiffany Midsummer Night's Dream | Scoop.it
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 Bottom's speech alludes to the bible. Bottom says the following, "The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen" and the bible says,"The things which eye hathe not sene, neather eare hath heard". In the Corinthians (chapter from the bible), Paul speaks to a Greek audience and some Greeks found his ideas foolish. In Midsummer Night's Dream, Bottom also speaks to a greek audience (the greek duke Theseus and his court). Crites say Bottom's speech was supposed to meant as a joke on the greek audience.

 

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Doloff, Steven J. "Bottom's Greek Audience: 1 CORINTHIANS 1.21-25 And Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT's DREAM." Explicator 65.4 (2007): 200-201. Academic Search Elite. Web. 28 Mar. 2013."

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