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William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream. By Joanelle Morales. Three Struggles that “turned the world upside down”. Love Triangle Jealousy Pyramus and Thesbe. Athens. Summary.

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William shakespeare s a midsummer s night dream

William Shakespeare’sA Midsummer’s Night Dream

By Joanelle Morales


Three struggles that turned the world upside down

Three Struggles that “turned the world upside down”

  • Love Triangle

  • Jealousy

  • Pyramus and Thesbe


William shakespeare s a midsummer s night dream

Athens


Summary

Summary

  • 1.1 Lysander and Hermia plan to escape to the forest because Duke of Athens gave Hermia an ultimatum: Marry Demetrius or join a nunnary.

  • 2.1 Demetrius follows Hermia while Helena follows Demetrius. Oberon decides to make Demetrius fall in love with Helena, but Puck messes up the devious scheme.


William shakespeare s a midsummer s night dream

Forest


King and queen of the fairies

King and Queen of the Fairies

  • 2.1 King Oberon is jealous of a young boy, who Queen Titania is enamored by.

  • Oberon schemes a way to take the boy from her, by ordering Puck to find pansy juice that makes people fall in love with the person they see.


William shakespeare s a midsummer s night dream

Queen Titania awakes and falls in love with Nick Bottom, a weaver. Puck transforms him into an ass.


Pyramus and thisbe

CAST

Nick Bottom, a weaver

Peter Quince, a carpenter

Francis Flute, a bellows mender

Tom Snout, a tinker

Snug, a joiner

Robin Starveling, a tailor

Significance of the play-within-a-play

A comical response to Romeo and Juliet

To show the tragedy that might have occurred if the fairies had not intervened

To comment on the nature of reality versus theatre

Pyramus and Thisbe


Additional resources

Additional Resources

  • http://www.foxsearchlight.com/midfinal/

  • http://www.ulen.com/shakespeare/plays/mnd/mnd_guide.html

  • http://www.pathguy.com/mnd.htm


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