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Puck, S Performance In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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The A Midsummer Night’s Dream performance on Friday of May 2, 2014 at 7:30pm directed by Stephan Wrentmore was a thrilling and enchanting performance. Having being first brought to the stage in the 16th century written by William Shakespeare A Midsummer Night’s Dream portrays events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and Hippolyta. Numerous adventures occur that take place throughout the setting of a forest which most of the play is set. With complete contrasts between mortal and immortal the production gave an exceptionally clear and sound experience for the audience.
With the little character development in A Midsummer Night’s Dream along with no true protagonist, it could be generally stated one of the more important characters throughout the play is Puck, played by Grace Kirkpatrick. Puck is a clever, mischievous sprite who serves as the jester of Oberon, the Fairy King. Kirkpatrick does a phenomenal job of making Puck become realistically alive. It was shown throughout the play that Puck seems to love a good practical joke more than anything else. After transforming Bottom's head into an "ass," he declares "My mistress with a monster is in love" (3.2.6). Due to Pucks fun-loving spirit and willingness to prank anyone and everyone, he could be considered the heart and soul of the play. Kirkpatricks portrayal of antics and sense of humor injected into A Midsummer Night's Dream gives a playful and playful spirit that creates much of the play's fun atmosphere.
Kirkpatrick, creates a fun and rowdy atmosphere with the character of Puck. With these actions it gels with making the voice more audible towards the audience. The physical features of Puck were very dramatic starting with the emphasis of the bright ...

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...ach of the actor reaction to one another. By going off of one another each of the actors not only created a sense of formation as one but made the characters more relatable tying into one another. During the beginning of the play the voices were just starting to form, however, as the play began to build it began to show each actors distance voice of character.
 Even though Puck may not be the typical fairy like creature of magical pixie like characteristics, his main function is to be Oberon's go-to guy and to entertain the Fairy King. By setting in motion the events that send the lovers into chaos, Puck also ensures that the audience, have a good time as well. In this way, Puck being played by Kirkpatrick shows a kind of "lord of misrule" figure. Although he is more mischievous than malevolent, Puck reminds us that the fairy world is not all goodness and generosity.
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