Academic Papers on Midsummer Night's Dream

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A 6 page discussion of the importance of interpreting Midsummer Night's Dream to artists and audiences, whether as observers or readers. Rather than looking at a priori interpretations (although these are presented), the most important facet of interpreting this play is that the interpretation itself speaks to the audience for the specifics of teaching ...

This 5 page research paper examines Shakespeare's use of the ‘rude mechanicals' and the purpose they serve in his fantasy play, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

In 5 pages, the author discusses "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare. The play is all about star-crossed lovers. Lysander was in love with Hermia, but her father was forcing her to marry Demetrius, whom she did not love. Helena was in love with Demetrius, but Demetrius was in love with Hermia. ...

A 5 page paper discussing the theme of unreality in Shakespeare's play, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Bibliography lists 1 source.

This 5 page report discusses the puns William Shakespeare loved to sprinkle throughout his work with a special look to 'A Midsummer Night's Dream.' Also discusses The Bard, Tragedy Of Cymbeline, & others. No additional sources cited.

This 4 page report discusses the second scene of Act II of Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' from the perspective of a director and determining what the scene needs to accomplish. The scene is also examined for what it does to help explain the plot and continue to develop characters in the larger context ...

A 4 page paper which examines one of Shakespeare's most appealing epiphanies, 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (1595). Bibliography lists 4 sources.

An eight page paper looking at the issue of feminism in these two plays by William Shakespeare and Aristophanes, respectively. The paper argues that both writers mocked women -- in “Lysistrata” because they were too unfeminine, and in “Midsummer Night’s Dream” because they were too irrational -- and shows how both plays call for a ...

An eleven page paper looking at the significance of this seemingly comic passage in the final act of William Shakespeare's play. The paper asserts that it is actually fraught with sociological and political meaning. Bibliography lists four sources.

A 4 page paper which examines how William Shakespeare's life is reflected in his comic play, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," and considers how the play relates to his other literary works. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The key to understanding William Shakespeare's play, A Midsummer Night's Dream, is understanding the symbolism of the moon. This 5 page paper argues that A Midsummer's Night Dream is a comedic play that encompasses the theme of change and transformation using the symbolism of the moon, among other aspects, to enlighten the audience as to its purpose. No ...

This 6 page paper considers the way in which Shakespeare perceives and presents his characters in this well known comedy. The characters are seen to be foolish and easily manipulated due to the sway that love and jealousy have over their emotions and subsequent behaviour. The examines the actions of different characters including Titania, Oberon, ...

This 7 page paper explores the concept of romantic love primarily through the eyes of William Shakespeare. 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' are discussed in respect to the concept. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 5 page report discusses the idea and ideal of loyalty in the love relationships of characters in Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Love’s Labor’s Lost.” Shakespeare regularly explored issues of love in loyalty in his plays. Many of the characters and the circumstances in which he presented them caused the audience to consider what they thought was ...

This 11 page paper asserts that the resistance of male domination by the women in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, indicates a longing for independence in an era that was predominately male. An understanding of gender roles and how they functioned in Elizabethan society provides a means in which to evaluate the characterizations of women in the play. ...

A 5 page paper which discusses events, settings, characters, plot, and phrases which relate to the supernatural in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Bibliography lists 8 additional sources.

A 5 page paper which examines how the importance of the natural world in this whimsical fantasy. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 7 page paper which presents an examination of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream as a film for children. The paper discusses elements of the play, the audience, sets, and other aspects which need to be considered. Bibliography lists 2 additional sources.

This 5 page paper considers how mythology was used by Shakespeare in three of his plays in order to create atmosphere. The plays considered are A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night and The Taming of the Shrew. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

A 5 page paper which examines the way in which the woods are presented in the play. No additional sources are used.

A 9 page research paper that explores the various in which Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream has been viewed and interpreted. Bibliography lists 11 sources. s

This 5 page paper focuses attention on the theme of rebellion and then also goes into the significance of the woods. Specific acts and scenes are noted and the plot is discussed, along with other thematic elements. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 5 page paper which examines how Shakespeare manipulates a serious situation for humorous effect, how the boisterousness of the low characters influence your perception of the lovers and the courtly characters, considers whether or not the play would be as interesting without Nick Bottom, and evaluates how the comic outcome depends on the players ...

This 10 page report discusses Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” should understand that it contains both the elements of comedy and tragedy. Throughout the play, reality and illusion that are mixed and matched through the comic results of misunderstanding. The characters in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” are constantly in a state of change and that process of change goes against how society’s (and ...

A 5 page essay that discusses the roles and characterizations of the fathers who are featured in two of Shakespeare's comedies, A Midsummer's Night's Dream and The Taming of the Shrew. This examination shows that Shakespeare was more inclined to show the father in The Taming of the Shrew. Baptista, in a more favorable light ...

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