Shakespeare's "A Midsummer's Night Dream"
This paper compares and contrasts Shakespear's original version of "A Midsummer's Night Dream" with the film version.
# 92034 | 990 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2007 |
Published on Feb 12, 2007 in Drama and Theater (English) , Literature (English) , English (Analysis) , Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.) , Shakespeare (Midsummer Night's Dream)
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The paper discusses how both the film and the original version of William Shakespeare's romantic comedy "A Midsummer's Night Dream" use the same words to tell a tale of temporarily thwarted young love. Yet, there are many differences the paper illustrates. The paper explains that because the film uses visual images to illustrate the words of the Shakespearean play and makes use of selective cutting to emphasize certain scenes over others, the film offers a more selective view of dreams and dreaming as opposed to the play that is viewed in its complete and uncut form.
From the Paper:"The nature of cinema allows the director of "A Midsummer's Night Dream" to make the fairies, such as Titania, Oberon, and Puck seem much more fantastical in contrast to the earth-bound mortals. The fairies float; strange, beautiful lights surround them. Yet in this rendition, they lose some of the earthier, humorous, and more interesting mortal qualities in contrast to the warring fairy characters in the play."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Shakespeare, William. "A Midsummer's Night Dream." E-text Shakespeare Homepage. [22 Apr 2006] < http://www-tech.mit.edu/Shakespeare/midsummer/full.html>
- "A Midsummer's Night Dream." Directed by Michael Hoffman.1991.
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