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    Shakespeare also deals with the importance of dreams in the process of creating art. He creates this entire play through his own imaginings, dreams and reflections. It is the performers of Pyramus and Thisbe who introduce the audience to this alternative magical world. It is interesting to consider the dream-like nature of love for example when Titania awakes and falls in love with Bottom. Bottom cleverly states “reason and love keep little together nowadays.” At the end of the play-within-the-play Shakespeare warns the audience not to take the play literally and to think of it as a mere dream, “no more yielding but a dream.” (Shakespeare, p.93, Act V l.136.) He transcends the physical boundaries and uses his imagination to create an illusory…

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    the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream lean toward reality or dreams? There are many ways to look at this play, but one cannot help but wonder if the magic that takes place is meant to be seen as real or just a dream. In the end, the world of dreams wins. The first act begins with a fairly realistic tone as it opens with Theseus and Hippolyta talking. Throughout the play they represent daylight—the mature reality of love. Theseus has just won Hippolyta’s hand in marriage through war. There are…

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    The themes of love, jealousy, and marriage are vital in A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare. In this Elizabethan Era play, fairies involve themselves in the love lives of mortals, producing hilariously tragic results. Lysander, a victim of the fairies’ games, has strong feelings about love; he believes love is worth the sacrifices and risks that often accompany it. His belief is expressed when he’s consoling Hermia, when he escapes Athens with her, and when he gives in to her…

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    Brittany McCabe E3 4/11/2016 A Midsummer Night’s Dream is on the three different stories of characters that are all connected in some way. The movie starts of with Theseus, the duke of Athens, and his marriage to Hippolyta, the women he will be married to in four days. While everyone is preparing for their marriage, including his Master of Revels (who is sent to search for amusement for the celebration of his marriage), he is called by Egeus, a nobleman. Egeus tells Theseus that he is having…

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    A Midsummer Night’s Dream In the play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Shakespeare, the characters experience very strange happenings when the venture into the woods. One man experienced having the queen of the fairies fall in love with him leading to having her servant fairies wait on him treating him like royalty while he had an ass’ head. Meanwhile four loves found themselves becoming tangled in a very confused and oddly shaped love triangle. With the many occurrences of dreaming combined with…

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    “True love doesn’t happen right away; it’s an ever growing process. It develops after you’ve gone through many ups and downs, when you’ve suffered together, cried together, laughed together,” Ricardo Montalban explains. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by William Shakespeare, is a play about love never being easy. The play incorporates topics like other people coming in between a relationship, temptation, and jealousy. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, uses love to show different conflicts and real life…

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    Shakespearean ones hold, it is difficult to include comedy. Often a few key characters are used as tools in the deliverance of humor. In A Midsummer Night’s Dream the two key gateways used to integrate humor are Nick Bottom, the weaver and Robin “Puck” Goodfellow, the fairy king’s jester and well known trickster. The two characters share minimal similarities outside of arising laughter from the audience, however they are both key elements of the play. We are first introduced to Bottom on the…

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    life Love has many different types of feelings. Shakespeare displayed different love stories in each of the four plots throughout “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. As Helena loved a man that loved a different woman, this type of love is hard for a person to manage their feelings. Forced love was how King Theseus’ love was to Hippolyta. Finally, romantic love was how Hermia felt about Lysander, Hermia was willing to disobey the Athens law in which her father told her to marry Demetrius, be killed or…

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    The Necessity of Chaos and Order As Carl G. Jung said, “In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret disorder.” The essence of this quote closely relates to the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare in which the path of love requires both chaos and order. The creation of chaos to derive order is necessary for the couples in A Midsummer Night’s Dream to end up happy. This is shown in the course of love between the couples Lysander and Hermia, Demetrius and Helena, and…

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    In 2016, Russell T. Davies took on the challenge of adapting one of Shakespeare's most famous comedies, A Midsummer Night's Dream. As with any staging or production of Shakespeare's work, the director will make changes to meld the play into their particular vision. Davies is no different as he offers several key changes within his adaption. Most notable of these changes are the portrayal of Theseus as malevolent dictator with Hippolyta as his forced, victim bride, and the alterations to the…

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