History Theatre / AMidsummerNightsDream

23rd Mar '17 8:12:49 AM Thorion
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* PajamaCladHero: The 1996 Adrian Noble directed film features a majority of the characters in Victorian/Edward sleepwear the whole way through.

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* PajamaCladHero: The 1996 Adrian Noble directed film features a majority of the characters in Victorian/Edward Victorian/Edwardian sleepwear the whole way through.
22nd Mar '17 10:46:08 AM Thorion
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* PajamaCladHero: The 1996 Adrian Noble directed film features a majority of the characters in Victorian/Edward sleepwear the whole way through.
14th Mar '17 6:30:28 PM Goldfritha
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** The origin of the flower that Oberon uses? A failed attempt by Cupid to make Queen Elizabeth fall in love.
18th Feb '17 5:54:53 PM Creaturemaster
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* PersonOfMassDestruction: Oberon and Titania most definitely are this, moreso than possibly any other Shakespeare character. An argument between the two causes a massive hurricane. Not a fight, an ''argument''.
23rd Jan '17 2:08:33 PM fearlessnikki
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This is the play that that kid killed himself over in ''Film/DeadPoetsSociety''. Like most of Shakespeare's famous plays, it's been adapted to film several times, including a 1935 verson in which Creator/JamesCagney played Bottom, Creator/OliviaDeHavilland made her film debut as Hermia, Otis Harlan of ''Disney/SnowWhiteandtheSevenDwarfs'' fame played one of the actors (Starveling), and a fourteen-year-old Creator/MickeyRooney played Puck. A British production from 1968 is notable mostly for dressing the fairies in its cast in [[{{Stripperiffic}} vines and green body paint]]. A 1999 Hollywood production set in 19th Century Italy featured a star-studded cast (including Calista Flockhart, Creator/MichellePfeiffer, Creator/ChristianBale and several others) and high production values, but met with mixed reviews at best.

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This is the play that that kid killed himself over in ''Film/DeadPoetsSociety''. Like most of Shakespeare's famous plays, it's been adapted to film several times, including a 1935 verson in which Creator/JamesCagney played Bottom, Creator/OliviaDeHavilland made her film debut as Hermia, Otis Harlan of ''Disney/SnowWhiteandtheSevenDwarfs'' ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' fame played one of the actors (Starveling), and a fourteen-year-old Creator/MickeyRooney played Puck. A British production from 1968 is notable mostly for dressing the fairies in its cast in [[{{Stripperiffic}} vines and green body paint]]. A 1999 Hollywood production set in 19th Century Italy featured a star-studded cast (including Calista Flockhart, Creator/MichellePfeiffer, Creator/ChristianBale and several others) and high production values, but met with mixed reviews at best.
best. As with many works of classical literature during the 90s, ''A Midsummer Night's Dream'' received a high school comedy version in the form of ''Film/GetOverIt'' - and in this version the ShowWithinAShow is a TotallyRadical musical adaptation of the original play (with the characters cast in the paralleling roles).


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* FairySexy: Titania is often given a form-flattering gown.
19th Dec '16 4:44:52 PM lakingsif
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* CastFullOfGay: In the Creator/RussellTDavies version, as is expected. Flute and one of the Athens guardsmen hit it off, Titania is romantic with Oberon and Hippolyta, Demetrius sees Lysander under the love spell but also comments on Flute's attractiveness whilst the latter is playing Thisbe. As Hippolyta shows exactly zero affection for Theseus, we could conclude that gives two gay, two bisexual, and one lesbian in the characters.
3rd Nov '16 11:15:23 PM jake38
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Also worth mentioning is ''Film/WereTheWorldMine'', a LGBT-themed musical film heavily inspired by the play.
20th Oct '16 3:20:37 PM AnotherGuy
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* AllJustADream: At the end of the play, the couples and Nick Bottom decide, with the help of TheFairFolk, that the night's events were just a dream, and in the epilogue spoken by Puck, he [[BreakingTheFourthWall advises the audiences]] that if they were offended by the play, they should consider the play "[[MST3KMantra no more yielding, but a dream]]."

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* AllJustADream: At the end of the play, the couples and Nick Bottom decide, with the help of TheFairFolk, that the night's events were just a dream, and in the epilogue spoken by Puck, he [[BreakingTheFourthWall advises the audiences]] that if they were audiences]]: "If we shadows have offended by the play, they should consider the play "[[MST3KMantra / Think but this, and all is mended / That you have but slumbered here / While these visions did appear. / And this weak and idle theme, / [[MST3KMantra no more yielding, but a dream]]."


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* NoFourthWall: The audience was expected to interact with the players. There's a reason Robin tells the audience directly not to take it seriously.
12th Sep '16 9:44:35 AM RubyVisiblyShaken
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A comedy in ancient Athens about a LoveDodecahedron gone out of control thanks to the meddling of fairies with a LovePotion. By Creator/WilliamShakespeare.

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A comedy set in ancient Athens about a LoveDodecahedron gone out of control thanks to the meddling of fairies with a LovePotion. By Creator/WilliamShakespeare.
19th Jun '16 4:00:43 PM jamespolk
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* LohengrinAndMendelssohn: As noted above, the "Mendelssohn" part, namely the now-traditional wedding recessional music, was originally written by Creator/FelixMendelssohn as part of his incidental music for an 1842 stage production of this play.
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