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A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare

27 Jan

Title: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Author: William Shakespeare

Genre: Classic Plays

Pages: 128

Rating: 5 / 5 stars

Reading Challenges: Shakespeare; Book2Movie

Play

I think this is my favorite of Shakespeare’s play.  I’ve always loved the comedy of errors… especially Puck.  He’s always my favorite character.  So many of Shakespeare’s line and words have become commonplace in English.  We hardly recognize that it’s Shakespeare.  Reading the play again reminded me of all those wonderful words.  And even though I felt a little weird, I had to read the play out loud to get the true feeling.  Love it!  Side note: I saw this performed in Stratford, Canada back on high school trip.  It was beautifully simple, focusing on the words and characters.

Movie Adaptation 2003

 I love this adaptation.  Overall my favorite character is Bottom.  Kevin Kline is just perfect, especially his introduction of hiding from his wife.  Helena is especially annoying, but such is her character.  The others all play great supporting roles.  My only problem is the creepy longing looks of Oberon.  A bit much maybe, but overall lots of fun.

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Posted by on January 27, 2012 in Book Reviews, Movies

 

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