A Midsummer Night's Dream

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" was written by William Shakespeare around 1590-1596. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and the Queen of the Amazons, Hippolyta. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors, who are manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. The play is one of Shakespeare's most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world. In this category, there will be questions about the characters, their lines and themes of the play.

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What is the imagery in A Midsummer Night's Dream?

All of Shakespeare's plays are crammed with imagery. To list it all would take forever. Imagery involving the moon is particularly common in A Midsummer Night's Dream. For example, "O, methinks how slow this old moon wanes! She lingers my desires like to a stepdame or a dowager long withering out a young man's revenue." That's personification and simile. Or another example, "Then the moon like to a silver bow new-bent in heaven shall behold the night of our solemnities" That's also personification and simile. And that's only the first two lines of the play!

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A midsummer's night dream type of comedy?

not really...

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Why do you like A Midsummer Night's Dream?

The idea of having sex with a donkey turns me on. How about you?

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Why is Puck the protagonist in A Midsummer Night's Dream?

He is an essentially neutral character. By the way Jim Backus (Mr.Magoo) essayed the role in the short lived feature length Mr. Magoo TV show which featured the near-blind man in a variety of historical literary roles. Scrooge, obviously, and also Puck in Midsummer"s Night Dream. They did an adaptation on 3 Musketeers, all were in cartoon form, have your specs handy!

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What are some adjectives about Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream?

Helena is jealous. She lacks self confidence and is lovesick. She can also be quite a humorous person at times.

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What are some adjectives describing the Hermia from A Midsummer Night's Dream?

kind

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When was A Midsummer Night's Dream written?

The play 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' was written between 1594-1596 (16th Century) by William Shakespeare.
1594-1596

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Why is Pyramus and Thisbe a bad play?

If this is an essay question, and, you find you do not agree with the question they have set to you, instead find reasons for why Pyramus and Thisbe is a good play, and give reasons for your answer.

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Who is Thisbe in A Midsummer Night's Dream?

Thisbe is the lovely heroine of the play Pyramus and Thisbe, performed by the rude mechanicals under the direction of Peter Quince in Act V of A Midsummer Night's Dream. The lovely Thisbe (whom Bottom cannot help calling Thisne for some reason) is played by the only very slightly bearded bellows-mender Flute. At the casting session Flute is told he "may play it in a mask", but this (like just about everything else in the play) may well change before the performances.

For a hilarious and broad (in more than one sense) Thisbe, see Joe E Brown in the 1935 movie. For a touching and seriously amazing Thisbe, see Sam Rockwell in the 1999 movie.

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What mood is A Midsummer Night's Dream?

Slightly dreamy, surreal (for the fairy parts)

Comedic (for the Mechanicals)

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Does Helena fall in love with lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream?

No-Hermia falls in love with Lysander whereas Helena falls in love with Demetrius (who is meant to be Hermias husband to be!)

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Why is A Midsummer Night's Dream a must see production?

To ask that question is like asking why people drink champaign. Just go and enjoy.

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What do you do when he is an addict and wants money for a boys night out?

look if you dont want to give it to him dont or if you dont have the monkey just say you dont trust me i have meet s with the same problem it works wonderfully

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What happens in act 1 scene 2 in A Midsummer Night's Dream?

black people happen

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What is the comparison between Hermia and Helena in A Midsummer nights dream?

One Answer:Physically, Helena is tall and blonde and Hermia is short and dark. Hermia is optimistic and upbeat. She has confidence in Lysander and his love for her. She has a difficult time being persuaded that Lysander is more interested in Helena than in her. Once this sinks in, her reaction is to get mad at Helena for taking him away. Helena, on the other hand, has no self-esteem at all. She invites Demetrius to beat her and treat her like a dog ("I am your spaniel"). When Lysander and Demetrius say they love her she will not believe them, because she cannot believe that anyone could love her. "I am as ugly as a bear" she says. The contrast between bouncy, confident Hermia and whiny, self-effacing Helena couldn't be greater. Another Answer:I'd honestly say that there isn't much difference between them. Some Shakespeare analysts look at a Midsummer Night's Dream as an example of a story with no psychologically realistic characters. The idea that characters need to act like real people is more of 20th century notion. In other words, a Midsummer Night's Dream is more focused on Shakespeare's ideas of dreams vs. reality rather than a study of characters.

The fact is, Hermia and Helena, Lysander and Demetrius, they're not all that different from each other! Apart from their names and who they like in the beginning, we could not tell them apart from their speech or dialogue. They have no personality or will power of their own, which is why they are almost always controlled by the love potion that puck sprinkles in their eyes.

In the first act, Helena is the jealous one because both men love Hermia. Later on, (not sure if it's the second act or not) Hermia is the jealous one, suggesting that the only thing that separates her from her sisterly double, Helena, is the fact that she was not in Helena's shoes. Lysander loved her so she didn't act jealous. But the moment the two men switched to Helena, she acted the same way. This shows that they are kind of the same person.

That's just one way of looking it but I'm sure you could find critics who disagree.

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What is a Mote fairy from midsummer nights dream?

In Shakespeare's time, "mote" referred to "moth."

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How does Helena feel during A Midsummer Night's Dream?

She is tall and awkward which contrasts with Hermia's small and gracefulness. She loves Hermia as a sister, but at the same time she's mad with jealousy, to the point that she tells the man she loves (who is actually in love with Hermia) about her best friend's (Hermia) departure into the woods. Throughout the entire play she is self-conscious , sad, lonely, used (by Demetrius), and jealous (Or Hermia). That is, until the very end when Puck(My hero), makes Demetrius fall in love with Helena (the woman he's slept with and who loves him).

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What is the name of Hermia's father in a midsummer night's dream?

The name of Hermia's father is Egeus. He is the rock that starts the avalanche of the play. Although the only scenes he is mentioned in are the first scene and then the play within a play.

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What happens in A Midsummer Night's Dream in act 2 scene 2?

The following events occur:

1. Titania is sung to sleep by a lullaby.

2. Oberon juices her eyes with the flower love-in-idleness

3. Lysander and Hermia are tired. He thinks they should sleep together and she thinks they aren't married yet. They sleep seperately.

4. Puck juices Lysander's eyes.

5. Helena and Demetrius arrive, quarrelling. Lysander wakes and falls for Helena and follows her, leaving Hermia.

6. Hermia wakes from a bad dream and finds herself alone.

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What do Hermia and Lysander plan to do to counteract Hermia's father's refusal to allow them to marry in A Midsummer Night's Dream?

i need food

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Summary of girish karnard's play fire and the rain?

Yes

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What are some hyperboles in midsummer nights dream?

huehehuhe guess u have 2 find it urself lazy ppl

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How does Puck get turned into a Donkey in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'?

Puck doesn't get transformed into a donkey.Puck, also known as Robin Goodfellow, doesn't get turned into a donkey. He, in his characteristic mischeviousness, transforms Bottom's head into a donkey's. Bottom is in the woods rehearsing a play (Pyramus and Thisbe) that will be presented for Theseus and his wife's wedding. Puck isn't impressed and instead, bored, so he changes Bottom's head into a donkey's and leads the poor weaver senselessly around the woods and into where Titania is. Then Titania wakes up and falls in love with Bottom the Weaver, in this case, Bottom the donkey. She falls in love with him because she has some flower-love-potion type rubbed on her eyes by her angry and annoyed husband, Oberon.

In the end, Bottom returns to his troupe of actors and perform the play for Theseus' wedding day.

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How old is helena in a midsummer night's dream?

Im not sure it says her age but i would guess late teens or very early twenties. Her and Hermia would be around the same age as they were friends as children and as they grew up.

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What adjectives would you describe Egeus in A Midsummer Night's Dream?

Egeus is powerful and protective

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