A Midsummers Night Dream

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Presented by Angelica Gutierrez Moises Rivera Zyshia Williams Viviana Ramos

Historical Context : 

Historical Context Written in the early or mid 1590’s Literary Period: The Renaissance Character of Theseus and Hippolyta come from the English translation of Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans and Pyramus and Thisbe Titania’s name comes from Ovid’s Metamorphoses The story of a man turned into an ass is told in Apuleius’s Golden Ass Romantic comedy, in opposition with the tragedy “Romeo and Juliet”.

The plot : 

The plot

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Act 1 Scene 1 –– In Athens, Theseus and Hippolyta plan for their wedding, which is to be held in four days. –– Theseus upholds Egeus’s right to decide that Hermia must marry Demetrius. –– Lysander and Hermia decide to elope, and to meet in the forest outside Athens that night to make their escape. –– Hermia and Lysander tell the lovesick Helena about their plans because it will give her hope about regaining Demetrius’s love. –– Helena decides to tell Demetrius about Hermia and Lysander’s plans, thinking that this action might win back Demetrius’ love. Act 1 Scene 2 –– The laborers meet to discuss the play, Pyramus and Thisbe, which they hope to perform at Theseus’s wedding. –– During the meeting, Bottom interrupts constantly with comments that display a complete and ridiculous lack of understanding about how theater works. –– The laborers agree to rehearse their play the following night in the forest.

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Act 2 Scene 1 –– Titania refuses to hand the changeling over to Oberon. –– Oberon decides to use love juice to punish Titania for disobeying him, and sends Puck to get the flower from which the juice is made. –– Just then, Demetrius and Helena enter, and Oberon observes Demetrius insult Helena and demand she leave him alone. –– When Puck returns, Oberon takes some of the juice and instructs Puck to use the rest on the man wearing “Athenian garments.” Act 2 Scene 2 –– As Titania sleeps, Oberon sneaks past her guards and puts the love juice on her eyelids. –– Lysander and Hermia get lost in the forest and decide to spend the night where they are. They sleep apart to protect Hermia’s honor. –– Puck mistakes Lysander for Demetrius and puts the love juice on his eyes. –– Helena chases after Demetrius. Lysander wakes and falls in love with her. Helena thinks he’s mocking her, and runs away. Lysander follows, abandoning Hermia.

Act 2 Scene 2 : 

Act 2 Scene 2

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Act 3 Scene 1 –– The laborers unwittingly choose to rehearse in the glade where Titania is sleeping. –– As the laborers rehearse, Puck turns Bottom’s head into an ass’s head. The other laborers, terrified, run away. –– Titania wakes, sees Bottom, and falls in love with him. Act 3 Scene 2 –– Oberon and Puck observe Hermia and Demetrius arguing. Hermia thinks Demetrius must have hurt Lysander, who is missing. Hermia runs off. Demetrius stays behind and goes to sleep. Oberon realizes Puck’s mistake and sends Puck to find Helena. Meanwhile, he puts the love juice on Demetrius’s eyes. –– Helena enters, with Lysander trailing after her. Demetrius wakes and falls in love with Helena. Helena thinks they’re both mocking her. –– Hermia enters. Lysander insults her, and Hermia thinks that Helena has stolen Lysander from her,. –– Demetrius and Lysander start to duel and run offstage. Hermia chases Helena offstage. –– Puck uses his magic to keep the lovers apart in the forest. Oberon, meanwhile, goes to get the changeling back from Titania Act 3 Scene 3 –– Puck uses his magic to trick the lovers into all ending up into the same glad and to fall asleep without seeing each other. He uses the love juice on Lysander..

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Act 4 Scene 1 –– Oberon uses the love juice on Titania so she falls back in love with him. Puck removes Bottom’s ass’s head. –– The lovers wake, and think they dreamed everything, though Demetrius now loves Helena. Theseus decrees that they can all marry at his wedding. –– Bottom wakes up and thinks that he dreamed everything. Act 4 Scene 2 –– At their final rehearsal, the laborers despair because Bottom, their Pyramus, is missing. Just then, Bottom returns.

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Act 5 Scene 1 –– After the weddings, Theseus chooses the laborer’s play to be the entertainment. –– The laborers perform, making all sorts of ridiculous mistakes based on their fundamental misunderstanding of how theater works. –– Theseus and the lovers enjoy making fun of the laborers’ performance. –– After the play, everyone goes to sleep. Act 5 Scene 2 The fairies bless the marriages. Puck addresses the audience, saying, “If we shadows have offended,” just think of the play as if it was a dream.

Characters #1 : 

Characters #1 Supernatural Characters Oberon, King of Fairies Titania, Queen of Fairies Puck, is also knows as Hobgoblin or Robin Goodfellow, servant to Oberon Titania's fairy servants (known as her "train"): First Fairy Peaseblossom Cobweb Moth (sometimes rendered as 'Mote') Mustardseed

Characters #2 : 

Characters #2 High Social Class Characters Lysander, beloved of Hermia Hermia, beloved of Lysander Helena, in love with Demetrius Demetrius, in love with Hermia but then falls in love with Helena later on. Egeus, father of Hermia, wants to force Hermia to wed Demetrius Theseus, Duke of Athens, good friend of Egeus Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons and betrothed of Theseus

The Lovers : 

The Lovers This is Hermia! Hermia loves this guy! This is Lysander! He loves Hermia back! BUT!! This is Demetrius, he loves Hermia as well! This is Helena! She loves Demetrius! With no love returned…

Characters #3 : 

Characters #3 Lower Class Citizens in the play Philostrate, Master of the Revels for Theseus The acting troupe (otherwise known as The Mechanicals): Peter Quince, carpenter, who leads the troupe Nick Bottom, weaver; he plays Pyramus in the troupe's production of "Pyramus and Thisbe," and gets a donkey head put on him by Puck so that Titania will magically fall in love with a monster. Francis Flute, the bellows-mender who plays Thisbe. Robin Starveling, the tailor who plays Moonshine. Tom Snout, the tinker who plays the wall. Snug, the joiner who plays the lion.

.Themes. : 

.Themes. Love Male Dominance Magic Dreams

The Imbalance of Love : 

The Imbalance of Love Two types of love: Rational love: represented by the marriage Irrational love: the most important in the play In the play romantic situations always seem to lack correspondence or inequality interferes with the harmony of a relationship

Irrational love : 

Irrational love The night and the wood are symbol of unreason, mistakes and of the dreams; this is the background for the lovers. Inspired by the midsummer days (spent in the wood), the moment of changes and sexual love. In each couple the magical changes reveal a dark side of love.

Magic : 

Magic Shakespeare uses magic both to embody the almost supernatural power of love and to create a surreal world It represents The misuse of magic causes chaos but it also resolves the play’s tensions the supernatural power of love the surreal world of fairies

Dreams : 

Dreams The play alternates dreams and reality The characters explain the strange event of the night by believing it was a dream. The author uses the dreams to avoid to explain the innatural. At the end of the play, Puck suggests to the public to consider the play just a dream.

Male dominance : 

Father dominance between Hermia and Eregus Marital dominance between Oberon and Titania and also between Theseus and Hippolyta Male dominance

Style : 

Style Juxtaposition Ex: Helena is tall, Hermia is short; Puck plays pranks, Bottom is the victim of pranks; Titania is beautiful, Bottom is grotesque, the fairies are graceful and magical, while the craftsmen are clumsy and earthy; the craftsmen are merry, while the lovers are overly serious Tone: Lighthearted Creates a less tense environment even though there are many uncertainties amongst the characters, the play does not seem heavy or overly dramatic but rather comedic.

Symbols : 

Symbols Theseus and Hippolyta- stability Love potion- uncertainty and chaotic nature of love; supernatural power to make one person fall in love with another Eyes- where love occurs, players are in fact blinded by love

The play within the play : 

The play within the play The plot includes the staging of a play acted and watched by the actors themselves. The p.w.p. is acted by the craftsmen for the newlyweds. It is a parody of the lovers’ story: they’re obstruct by parents they escape into the wood in the night they’re victim of an illusion

5 Important Quotes : 

5 Important Quotes Act One Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is wing’d Cupid painted blind. —Helena, Act Two There sleeps Titania some time of the night, Lull’d in these flowers with dances and delight; And there the snake throws her enamell’d skin, Weed wide enough to wrap a fairy in. —Oberon, Act Five If we shadows have offended, Think but this, and all is mended, That you have but slumbered here While these visions did appear. And this weak and idle theme, No more yielding but a dream, Gentles, do not reprehend, If you pardon, we will mend. And, as I am an honest Puck, If we have unearned luck Now to ‘scape the serpent’s tongue, We will make amends ere long, Else the Puck a liar call. So, goodnight unto you all. Give me your hands, if we be friends, And Robin shall restore amends. —Puck Act Three When in that moment, so it came to pass, Titania waked and straightway loved an ass. —Puck, Act Four May all to Athens back again repair And think no more of this night’s accidents But as the fierce vexation of a dream. —Oberon

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The end

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