Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy Analysis

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The way that this scene plays out is really meant to be a comedy and I think one of these plays makes that seem a bit more apparent. One scene takes it to a more serious point, and to be fair, I don’t think Shakespeare was known for being serious. Every single one of his plays is a comedy or a “tragedy” if you can call something taken so lightly a tragedy. “it shall be written in 8 and 6. No let it be two more, let it be written in 8 and 8.” (3.1 16-17) This is an example on why I think this play is a comedy, they cannot even decide how to write the play. This particular part of the play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” was one of my favorite scenes in any of the plays that we have read. It’s so very sarcastic and quite funny. The scene is a group…show more content…
In the Summit High School version of the play, puck is sitting in the background with a sinister smirk on his face, which leads me to believe that he is to be taken more serious. His lines are spoken with a much harsher tone, almost like he’s trying to mock Bottom, but in a more dishearten way then even Shakespeare interpreted it. He is not as loud either, and Bottom seems almost to recognize that he is being mocked openly. Some of the gestures that Bottom was making, like shaking his head, and crossing his arms. Puck in this play did the sneaky slide into the scene from behind, like in the play it says that he enters swiftly watching over. Puck is in the back watching the fools mess up their play. Puck in the Cork Arts Theatre was played by a girl, and taken a lot more like Shakespeare intended it. Now, let me go on by saying, both plays were good at what they did but Cork Arts Theatre did a much better job at interpreting what Shakespeare was trying to say. Now when this play came out, there were no female actresses allowed to be in the plays. So there would be grown men dressing up like women and talking in a high pitched voice. I think that the way that puck was represented, in a much more comedic way, in the way she spoke, to the way her movements were. You could tell that Puck was trying to be rude, but it was more like an older sibling teasing the younger…show more content…
After getting the complements, I think that the actor that played Bottom was blushing. She was rubbing her palm across the horse head that was being worn. Titania in the Cork Arts Theatre was handled almost like a joke. She was smiling and really just talking at bottom, no sexual advances or blushing were happening, like in the Summit play. She speaks in a softer tone, and acts almost a bit scared of the horse head. She says “I love thee” with a very large grin, and has to hold back a chuckle. She just stands there next to him almost like, “what happened to him” was going through her
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