A-Z Challenge A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A-Z Challenge A Midsummer Night’s Dream

M is for Midsummer Night’s Dream

Written by William Shakespeare and adapted into several movies this classic keeps coming back for more. Is it the mischief or the all-time-favorite ‘everything is back to normal’ scenario?

Festivities are underway in Athens as Duke Theseus prepares to marry Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons. But before the revelry can begin, four young lovers, a roving band of craftsmen, and the quarreling king and queen of the fairies must navigate the antics of a mischievous forest sprite named Puck.

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Favorite lines as you understand them from the screenplay, comment below?

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3 thoughts on “A-Z Challenge A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  1. Puck’s speech at the end. “If we spirits have offnded, think but this and all is mended, that you have but slumbered here, while these visions did appear…” and then he invites the audience to applaud… “the course of true love never did run smooth..” (Lysander, soon after telling Demetrius that if Hermia’s Dad likes him so much, he can marry HIM!)

    A truly magical play! And they did a fabulous job with it the last time it was filmed, don’t you think? Kevin Kline as a dandyish Bottom was not how I had imagined him, but – it worked! It really did.

    1. Yes, one of the best versions was the one with Kevin Kline. They’ve re-done it recently but I can’t get my hands on a copy. I believe it was a BBC production. If I ever get a look at it I’ll report back.

  2. The best Bottom I have seen was Jeffrey DeMunn. 1982, on a video, taped in NY Central Park for their Shakespeare in the Park series. William Hurt played Oberon (a little too effeminate for my taste). The show was uneven in performance, but there were aspects of it that were brilliant. The mechanicals “Pyramus and Thisbe” was hysterical.

    Stu
    Tale Spinning
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