Love In The Film A Midsummer Night's Dream

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“The course of true love never did run smooth.” Love is often a difficult concept to understand and comprehend. It is especially difficult when other elements are involved. Michael Hoffman’s 1999 film A Midsummer Night’s Dream fully highlights the ups and downs of falling in love.
Hoffman’s spectacular film is based off of William Shakespeare’s play of the same name. The play was believed to be written in the mid-1590s and is the playwright’s most popular comedy. A Midsummer Night’s Dream combines four storylines, and creates a confounding comedy meant to entertain all. It describes the adventures of four young lovers, a group of mechanics turned amateur actors and their humorous interactions with fairy royalty and an engaged duke and duchess.
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The enchanted forest that dragged the four lovers into the fairies’ mischief was mysterious and complex, making it a key element in the film. As for the costumes, the fairy realm was full of beautiful Grecian chitons and wreaths. The cast was also spectacular in bringing the well-loved characters of Puck, Bottom and Titania to life.
Stanley Tucci shone in his role of Robin Goodfellow/Puck, the fairy king’s mischievous right hand man who essentially causes the conflict in the movie. Tucci’s naturally comedic personality brought Puck to life. His many dramatic entrances made the film more enjoyable, and his improvised lines and decisions really accentuated his devious plans. His never-ending energy and playfulness made him a key character in the film.
Kevin Kline shone in his role of Bottom, a weaver turned actor. Kline’s boisterous and naturally comedic personality was the key to his role in the film. Throughout the movie, his innocent and oblivious character brought smiles onto its audience, especially during the Pyramus and Thisbe play at the end of the movie. However, Klein’s role seemed lacking to its written counterpart. In the film, Bottom seemed to be more compassionate and ambitious than arrogant and forward. Klein lacked the blunt and often straightforward way that Bottom provided

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