"A Midsummer Night's Dream" Analytical Essay by Peerless

"A Midsummer Night's Dream"
A critical discussion of Shakespeare's play, focusing on an evaluation of the 1935 film of "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
# 7582 | 700 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2002 | US

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The paper first cites the strengths of the film; namely, the romantic score and the appropriate choreography. It then goes on to list the weaknesses of the film; namely, the controversy regarding the quality of acting and direction. Finally, the paper presents an opinion on the worth of the film as a representation of Shakespeare's play.

From the Paper:

"The movie had everything going for it. Director Max Reinhardt had staged the play in England, and in the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. He was familiar with the magical qualities of the play, and wanted to bring its message to American filmgoers. "This message, as he saw it, was that fantasy can always provide us a refuge from "stark reality" (Magill)." He used the lush and romantic music of Felix Mendelssohn, and choreography to bring out the magic of the fairies in the forest."

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