The comedy in both Midsummer Night's Dream and Lysistrata is portrayed through the comic characters suffering some pain. In Lysistrata the men were suffering from their wives refusing to have sexual relations until the war ends. Watching the men suffer physical pain over the sex strike brings more excitement and entertainment to the audience. Even now a days sexual content is considered humorous, especially when the men want it so much in this play but the women tease them and then refuse. Also whenever the women came together to scheme against the men was a great addition to the level of comedy in this play. Even in the Three Sisters when the sisters are sitting together, and one is serious, and Masha keeps humming and is unaware of her sisters desire, theres comedy in that. The women in the beginning of Lysistrata thought it was absurd and wanted to do anything else but refrain from sex, another form of comedy portrayed through suffering. Whenever there is a group of women together scheming there will always be comedy, because women tend to say funny things when they are together. The get together was a matter of personal stories becoming public. They were planning on taking over the Acropolis even though they did not have as many rights then. This has a comic element because the women disregarded their social roles as being a house to wanting to take over the Acropolis! In a Midsummer Night's Dream there is comedy that hurts because really strong feelings were messed around with. When the love potions were sprinkled on the wrong people, there's comedy in that because first both Demtrius and Lysander loved Hermia, and then because of the potion they both loved Helena. Hermia was upset and her and Helena got into a fight and Helena made fun of Hermia's height, this is all so comic. In addition, now a days most movies have a character like Puck, the guy who means well but cannot get it right and always messes things up. These characters always come to set the play
presence and execution of Shakespearean comedy tropes in A Midsummer's Night's Dream’
He is ostensibly the greatest play write ever, with the production of over 37 plays and productions that are constantly staged even now in the 21st century. But one of his more prestigious plays ‘A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream’, is “the best written play every produced” as quoted by Chris Hastings of The Telegraph. One of his most illustrious and famed plays which falls within the comedy genre of Shakespeare’s plays has….
believed that tragedy served a higher purpose than comedy because of its cathartic effect. Therefore, comedy is delegitimized. But comedy does serve a social purpose that can be considered cathartic. It can be an outlet for social angst. At the time Lysistrata was written, Athens, a superpower of their time, had just lost a battle with Sparta. This probably shattered the conceptions of Athenians. And as a result, Aristophanes used a ribald comedy about the less-than-citizen women of Sparta and Athens….
How does the ‘play within the play’ enhance your enjoyment of the rest of A Midsummer Night’s Dream? If not, why not?
I would argue that A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies. Comedy is in abundance in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, especially in ‘the play within the play’. ‘The play within the play’ is a key characteristic in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and deserves a thorough analysis as it holds a tight link to the main plot of this play. This part of the play takes….
A Midsummers Night’s Dream
Shakespeare is one of the most well-known playwright and poet that the world has ever produced. He’s known for his ability to recapitulate the array of human emotions in simple yet intensely expressive verse. One of Shakespeare 's most popular plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is full of intense feelings, tragic events and a happy ending.
Literature can be defined as a comedy, romance, or a tragedy. A Midsummer Night’s Dream can best be defined as a comedy. In literary….
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a classic Shakespearean romantic comedy, which attempts to touch the viewer’s heart through its light hearted characters with the combination of love and humor. It is light-hearted through the placement of the characters in humorous situations. There is slight character development and no true protagonist, but critics commonly agree to Puck being the most significant character in the play; where Bottom is the “butt” of his own jokes, Puck is the primary driving force….
Q. In what ways is A Midsummer Night’s Dream a Shakespearean comedy?
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a classic Shakespearean romantic comedy. A genre, that attempts to catch the viewer’s heart with the combination of love and humor. It is light-hearted and usually places the protagonists in a humorous situation.
It is one of the many kinds of comedy which dates back to the 16th century stage in England and it has an identifiable formula. It has a main plot and a subplot. In the main plot an eligible….
Why and how does shakespeare use the genre of comedy to explain the theme of love in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream“ ?
The comedy play “ A Midsummer Night’s Dream“ , written by William Shakespeare tells the adventures of four athenian young lovers and a group of six amateur actors surrounding the mariage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens and Hippolyta, the Queen of Amazons. The lovers and actors are controlled by the fairies as they enter the forest, where most of the play is set in. The fairies don’t….
Midsummer night’s dream
Hi I’m Jeremy lackenby and I will be acting the role of Nick Bottom from Midsummer night’s dream. Nick Bottom is a working class citizen of Athens. He is a weaver during the day and an actor as night falls. Bottom is part of an acting group of artisans with Flute, Quince, Snug, Starveling and Snout. Their role in the play is to provide comedy by performing a play before Theseus and Hippolyta get married. He is one of the main characters in the play and is easily the funniest….
In the play A Midsummer Night's Dream is a comedy of the ups and downs that the characters in the play experience in love. “The course of true love never did run smooth,” said Lysander, love in the play is showed as changeable or inconstant, it is constantly changing for who loves who, and love and hate between characters (1.1.134). A Midsummer Night's Dream is based around inconstant love some mainly due from Puck the fairy who causes mischief, and examples of inconstant love throughout the relationship….
December 10, 2012
Midsummer-night’s Dream Short Essay
A Midsummers Night’s Dream was written by William Shakespeare. In this play, one of the main themes is love. You see the idea that love will ultimately triumph over all. You also see that love is out of balance at times but the use of magic, dreams, and imagination plays an impact on this. This play “shows itself, indeed, an accomplished masterpiece in its development of a somewhat frivolous plot and in its treatment of the fairy….