Burlesque tone in A Midsummer Night"s Dream, or, the play from Bottom up.
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Burlesque tone in A Midsummer Night"s Dream, or, the play from Bottom up.

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  • Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616.

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From: Lock Haven review, 13, 1972, (Lock Haven).

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Open LibraryOL20874283M

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Bottom's openness to the world's oddities extends to his visit to the fairy realm, which could be viewed as simply another fantasy, much like the theater. It is ironic that Bottom, the most down-to-earth character in the play, is the only mortal who meets any of the fairies. . It's a technique Shakespeare uses for comedic effects throughout A Midsummer Night's Dream. Let's look closely at another example from the play. In Act 3, Scene 1, Bottom's head is transformed into that of an "ass" (a.k.a. donkey). Bottom doesn't know what's happened to him, so he's really confused when his pals flip out and run away in fear. The tone and atmosphere of the play change in this scene along with the setting. From the palace of the Duke, we move to the home of Quince, a working-class man. With the entry of the players into the action, Shakespeare introduces the notion of class difference and provides a reflection on the position and character of actors within society. Whereas Puck’s humor is often mischievous and subtle, the comedy surrounding the overconfident weaver Nick Bottom is hilariously overt. The central figure in the subplot involving the craftsmen’s production of the Pyramus and Thisbe story, Bottom dominates his fellow actors with an extraordinary belief in his own abilities (he thinks he is perfect for every part in the play) and his.

A Midsummer Night's Dream is a comedy written by William Shakespeare in / The play consists of multiple subplots that revolve around the marriage of Theseus and Hippolyta. One subplot revolves around a conflict between four Athenian lovers, one about a group of six amateur actors who has to act out their interpretation of the play 'Pyramus and Thisbe' at the wedding of Theseus and. Type of Work A Midsummer Night's Dream is a stage comedy centering on the travails, pitfalls, and joys of love and marriage. Dates of Composition and Publication Shakespeare probably wrote the play between and It was published in and in quarto editions and then in as part of the First Folio, the first authorized collection of Shakespeare's plays. When Bottom falls asleep in Act IV, Scene I, it is to the gentle tones of Titania telling him "O, how I love thee! How I dote on thee!" Just before he wakes, we hear Demetrius say, almost as a cue. Bottom provides a lot of the comedy in the A Midsummer Night's Dream—indeed his very name seems to be constructed as an amusement for the audience. This is especially true today, where the word “bottom” has a more specific connotation that in Elizabethan England, as Author: Lee Jamieson.

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