A Midsummer Night’S Dream

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A Midsummer Night’S Dream

  1. 1. A Midsummer Night’s Dream By: Juan Marquez P.3
  2. 2. About the Play <ul><li>A midsummer night’s dream was written around 1594 and 1596 by William Shakespeare </li></ul><ul><li>This play is one of Shakespeare’s many romantic comedies </li></ul><ul><li>This play was first performed at about 1595 and 1596 </li></ul><ul><li>Info and Picture: http://www.william-shakespeare.info/shakespeare-play-a-midsummer-nights-dream.htm </li></ul>
  3. 3. Act I <ul><li>Hermia is to marry Demetrius because her father wants her to, but she is in love with another man named Lysander </li></ul><ul><li>She decides to elope with her love Lysander, and runs away into the forest. She tells her close friend Helena about her plan </li></ul><ul><li>Helena tells Demetrius in hopes that he will forget about Hermia and stay with her </li></ul><ul><li>However, Demtrius follows them into the forest with Helena </li></ul><ul><li>Shakespeare, William. A Midsummer Night's Dream . Boston: David R. Godine Publisher, 1982. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Picture: http://hqwalls.blogspot.com/2007_12_01_archive.html </li></ul>
  4. 4. Continued <ul><li>Quince and his fellow actors are going to perform a play </li></ul><ul><li>They will be performing for the duke’s wedding </li></ul><ul><li>They are all very excited to b playing this big venue </li></ul><ul><li>Shakespeare, William. A Midsummer Night's Dream . Ware, England: Wordsworth Editions, 1992. Print. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Act II <ul><li>Hermia an Lysander spend the night in the forest </li></ul><ul><li>Demetrius and Helena sleep nearby </li></ul><ul><li>Meanwhile Oberon seeks revenge and Puck is sent to Titania to give her a love potion </li></ul><ul><li>Shakespeare, William . &quot;William Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream ACT I. 1. SCENE I. Athens. A room in the Palace of THESEUS. .&quot; The Literature Page N.p., n.d. Web. 5 Dec. 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>He is also ordered to give the love potion to Demetrius so he will fall in love with Helena </li></ul><ul><li>He mistakenly gives it to Lysander who wakes up and falls in love with Helena </li></ul><ul><li>He also plays a trick on bottom and turns his head into a head of donkey </li></ul>
  6. 6. Act III <ul><li>Titania wakes up an sees Bottom and falls in love with him </li></ul><ul><li>Oberon realizes That Puck made a mistake and gives the potion to Demetrius </li></ul><ul><li>Lysander and Demetrius duel for Helena’s love </li></ul><ul><li>Puck puts them to sleep and restores Lysander’s love for Hermia </li></ul><ul><li>Shakespeare, William, Charles Lamb, and Mary Lamb. A Midsummer Night's Dream . London: Watts, 1972. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Picture: http://www.shakespeare-1.com/plot-summaries/bsshk11h/midsummernightsdream.html </li></ul>
  7. 7. Act IV <ul><li>Oberon takes the spell off of Titania </li></ul><ul><li>The lovers wake up and Egeus finds them </li></ul><ul><li>He says Lysander should be punished for eloping with his daughter </li></ul><ul><li>Theseus says they are allowed to be together and overrules the law </li></ul><ul><li>Demetrius remains in love with Helena and they al go to the duke’s wedding </li></ul><ul><li>William Shakespeare Plays N.p., n.d. Web. 5 Dec. 2009. <http://www.william-shakespeare.info/william-shakespeare-plays.htm>. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Act V <ul><li>The couples come together t Theseus and Hippolyta’s Wedding </li></ul><ul><li>Bottom and his actors perform their play an entertain the guests </li></ul><ul><li>Oberon comes and blesses the three couples </li></ul><ul><li><http://find.galegroup.com/srcx/infomark.do?&contentSet=GSRC&type=retrieve&tabID=T001&prodId=SRC-1&docId=EJ2126400019&source=gale&userGroupName=onta38245&version=1.0>. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Is this play still performed? <ul><li>A Midsummer Night’s Dream is still being played in large theaters around t world </li></ul><ul><li>The reviews still say that it is a very funny play </li></ul><ul><li>This play surely will continue to last and pack theaters everywhere </li></ul><ul><li><http://find.galegroup.com/srcx/infomark.do?&contentSet=IAC-Documents&type=retrieve&tabID=T003&prodId=SRC-1&docId=A168179004&source=gale&userGroupName=onta38245&version=1.0>. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Works Cited <ul><li>Internet: Shakespeare, William . &quot;William Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream ACT I. 1. SCENE I. Athens. A room in the Palace of THESEUS. .&quot; The Literature Page N.p., n.d. Web. 5 Dec. 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>William Shakespeare Plays N.p., n.d. Web. 5 Dec. 2009. <http://www.william-shakespeare.info/william-shakespeare-plays.htm>. </li></ul><ul><li> &quot;A Midsummer Night's Dream.&quot; Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia . 4 Dec 2009, 14:53 UTC. 6 Dec 2009 < http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=A_Midsummer_Night%27s_Dream&oldid=329670799 >. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Plot Synopsis: A Midsummer Night's Dream.&quot; Shakespeare for Students . Ed. Mark W. Scott. Detroit: Gale Research, 1992. Student Resource Center - Gold . Gale. Colony High School. 5 Dec. 2009 <http://find.galegroup.com/srcx/infomark.do?&contentSet=GSRC&type=retrieve&tabID=T001&prodId=SRC-1&docId=EJ2126400019&source=gale&userGroupName=onta38245&version=1.0>. </li></ul><ul><li>Books: Shakespeare, William. A Midsummer Night's Dream . Boston: David R. Godine Publisher, 1982. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Shakespeare, William. A Midsummer Night's Dream . Ware, England: Wordsworth Editions, 1992. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Shakespeare, William, Charles Lamb, and Mary Lamb. A Midsummer Night's Dream . London: Watts, 1972. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Periodicles: Bernardo, Melissa Rose. &quot;A Midsummer Night's Dream.(THE REVIEWS: STAGE)(Theater review)(Brief article).&quot;   Entertainment Weekly. 952 (Sept 7, 2007): 86. Student Resource Center - Gold . Gale. Colony High School. 7 Dec. 2009 <http://find.galegroup.com/srcx/infomark.do?&contentSet=IAC-Documents&type=retrieve&tabID=T003&prodId=SRC-1&docId=A168179004&source=gale&userGroupName=onta38245&version=1.0>. </li></ul>

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