A Midsummer Night 's Dream

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Jeana Jago Theater History J. Robideau October,1st 2015 A Midsummer Night’s Dream In a Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare story about romantic desire. Theseus and Hippolyta, are about to be married; both of them are wonderful figures from classical mythology. (Greek Mythology) Theseus is a great warrior, a kinsman of Hercules; Hippolyta is an Amazon warrior-woman, defeated in battle by Theseus. (Theseus and Hippolyta) He was longing for the wedding day, and this is what opens the play and closing the play with their exit marriage bed. (Theseus and Hippolyta). Within the world of Athens, two young men and two young woman. They sort themselves out into marriageable couples, but only after one triangle, with Hermia ate the peak, and…show more content…
Bottom came into the woods with his companions to rehearse a play for Theseus and Hippolyta wedding. Bottom was turned into a donkey by Oberon’s companion Puck.(Sky minds) The love experience of Titania and Bottom is playing out of power, so that when the drops of magic have hit Titania eyes, when she wakes up she will fall in love with the first person that she sees, which ends up being Bottom. Finally, there is the tragic love story of “Pyramus and Thisbe,” that was written and staged by Bottom and his working companions. In this story love leads to suicide. (Sky minds) In this story there are two different worlds, Athens and the magical forest more known as the woods. Athens is where the story is set, the wood are what I like to call the farrie world. The wood is what is surrounding Athens. Athens is the real world where, they had a civilized government, because they had certain laws that you had to abide by. The woman didn’t have much control most of the woman stayed at home. Woman also didn’t always marry the man that they have fallen in love with. This is because Theseus had a say in who everyone married. (Athens) They had social classes, from who had money and who didn’t. Athenian society was broken into four main social classes - slaves, metics (non-citizen freepersons), women, and citizens, but within each of these broad classes were several sub-classes. (Social classes) The forest is a place for fun. To me it’s a place of power,
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