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A Midsummer Nights

Dream
By: William Shakespeare

Shakespeares
English
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Swagger
Elbow
Undress
Excitement
Champion

- Lonely
- Luggage
- Lower
- Eyeball
- Fashionable

- Uncomfortable
- Addiction
- Skim milk

Elizabethan England
- Elizabethan era marked by the rule of Queen
Elizabeth I (1558-1603)
- Leading naval power in the Western world
- London became center of culture
- Queen & nobles at top
- New merchant class (cloth & weaving)

The Arts
- Queen had a love for the arts (theater, fine art
& poetry)
- Golden Age in England Known as the
English Renaissance (rebirth)

Health
- Family members lived in the same room
- No indoor plumbing
- Waste in the streets (rats)
- Poor hygiene (lower class vs. upper class)
- People died young
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5L
CHLIxghU&list=TL0jYP-Gw3hPE

Other Interesting
Facts
Only boys could attend formal education
Dentists were deadly
Punishment for crimes:
Robbers: limbs cut of
Gossips: device to cut tongue if moved
Adulterers: Dunked in water until death

Women

- Pale skin was beautiful


- Large foreheads (shaved)
- Few rights (arranged
marriages/property)

William Shakespeare
Born: 1564, Stratford-uponAvon, UK
Died: 1616
Actor & Playwright
37 plays
Created The Globe Theater
(circular)
Married Anne Hathaway

The Globe
Theater

- Why globe?
- Plays held at 2pm (no light & in good
weather)
- Few props used
- Same actors played multiple roles
- Men played women
- Both rich & poor attended (diferent
seating)

Shakespeare Today

Shakespeares Plays
Comedies

Tragedies

Histories

Alls Well That Ends Well

The Merchant of Venice

Antony and Cleopatra

Henry IV Part 1

As You Like It

A Midsummer Nights Dream

Coriolanus

Henry IV Part 2

The Comedy of Errors

Much Ado About Nothing

Hamlet

Henry V

Cymbeline

Pericles, prince of Tyre

Julius Ceasar

Henry VI Part 1

Loves Labours Lost

Taming of the Shrew

King Lear

Henry VI Part 2

Measure for Measure

Troilus and Cressida

Macbeth

Henry VI Part 3

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Twelfth Night

Othello

Henry VIII

Winters Tale

Two Gentlemen of Verona

Romeo & Juliet

King John

Timon of Athens & Titus Andronicus

Richard II & III

Shakespearean Deaths

Shakespeares Verse
Shakespeare wrote in iambic pentameter:
Not Rhymed
Ten syllables per line
unstressed, STRESSED
Ex: But, soft! what light through yonder
window breaks?- Romeo & Juliet

Making it look easy...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkjS7wTVKB4

Gender
Bending

Lets Insult Each Other!


Oh, Yeah?! Well thou
art

Why Midsummer?
Midsummer night is the shortest night of the year.
In England there were celebrations on this night- bonfires,
parties, and parades with people dressing up.
Herbs were burned to celebrate the triumph of light over
darkness.
Many thought this was a magical night, where confusion
and mistakes could occur.

A Midsummer Nights Dream


A comedy! Which means...
3 different plots:
Young lovers
Fairies
Artisans

The Plots

Plot #1: The Lovers


Egeus wants his daughter, Hermia, to marry
Demetrius
Hermia wants to marry Lysander
Helena wants to marry Demetrius
Demetrius hates Helena and wants to marry
Hermia

Plot #2: The Fairies


Oberon wants Titanias changeling boy
Titania refuses
Puck, Oberons lieutenant, is a mischievous
creature who wreaks havoc, unintentionally.

Plot #3: The Artisans


Bottom, Quince, Starveling, Flute, Snout,
and Snug rehearse the play Pyramus and
Thisby for the Dukes wedding ceremony.
Bottom acquires the head of an ass.

Extras
TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQD6O3ApAr4
INSULTER: http://www.pangloss.com/seidel/Shaker/index.html

Image References
Shakespeare:http://tudorhistory.org/people/shakespeare/
https://www.pinterest.com/caterspotaters/william-shakespeare/
http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare
http://wfpl.org/ex-kentucky-shakespeare-employees-former-ceo-brantley-dunaway-abusive-financially-irresponsible/
http://culturetheque.org.uk/blog/bard-on-holiday
Aaron Johnson:http://marvel-movies.wikia.com/wiki/File:Aaron_Johnson.jpg
Forest #1:http://funmozar.com/forest/
Forest #2:http://enchantedforrest.ning.com
Forest #3: http://tanef.deviantart.com/art/The-Enchanted-Forest-352034549
Forest #4:
http://www.wallpapervortex.com/wallpaper-22108_photo_manipulation_stairy_forest_night.html#.VUV1hNwk9g0
Forest #5:http://katykelleher.com/2012/01/17/368/
Forest #6:http://weheartit.com/entry/group/2165453
Forest #7:https://www.pinterest.com/isisosiris12/gnomes-fairies-and/