History Theatre / AMidsummerNightsDream

29th May '17 2:52:08 PM Springheeled_Jack
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Theseus is called the duke of Athens multiple times, a common name for him in the Middle Ages, but the duchy of Athens wasn't established until the Fourth Crusade.
23rd May '17 6:31:38 AM higgledypiggledy
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* NarmCharm: In-universe example: this is Hippolyta's reaction to Bottom's [[LargeHam scenery]] [[StylisticSuck chewing]] as Pyramus in ''Pyramus and Thisbe'':

to:

* NarmCharm: In-universe example: this is Hippolyta's the court's reaction to the mechanicals' [[StylisticSuck awful]] ShowWithinAShow.
** First, there's Theseus's reaction to the goofy description of the play (as "merry and tragical [and] tedious and brief"):
--> '''Theseus:''' I will hear that play, for never anything can be amiss, when simpleness and duty tender it.
**Then the court is charmed by
Bottom's pathos as Pyramus, despite his [[LargeHam scenery]] [[StylisticSuck chewing]] as Pyramus in ''Pyramus and Thisbe'': chewing]]:
23rd May '17 6:24:55 AM higgledypiggledy
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* NiceToTheWaiter: Surprisingly, [[HiddenDepths Bottom]], when Titania puts her entire fairy court at his service, takes time out to talk politely with several attending fairies and ask how their families are getting on. This may not be quite kindliness, depending on how the actor plays it -- if Bottom thinks it's a dream, then he's just having fun and making a lot of bad puns, or he could be trying out the feeling of ''noblesse oblige.'' Nonetheless, he's making an effort.

to:

* NiceToTheWaiter: Surprisingly, [[HiddenDepths Bottom]], when Titania puts her entire fairy court at his service, takes time out to talk politely with several attending fairies and ask how their families are getting on. This may not be quite kindliness, depending on how the actor plays it -- if Bottom thinks it's a dream, then he's just having fun and making a lot of bad puns, or he could be trying out the feeling of ''noblesse oblige.'' Or he's [[TheFairFolk terrified of them.]] Nonetheless, he's making an effort.
23rd May '17 6:23:08 AM higgledypiggledy
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* NarmCharm: In-universe example: this is Hippolyta's reaction to Bottom's SceneryChewing as Pyramus in ''Pyramus and Thisbe'':

to:

* NarmCharm: In-universe example: this is Hippolyta's reaction to Bottom's SceneryChewing [[LargeHam scenery]] [[StylisticSuck chewing]] as Pyramus in ''Pyramus and Thisbe'':
23rd May '17 6:22:22 AM higgledypiggledy
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* NarmCharm: In-universe example: this is Hippolyta's reaction to Bottom's SceneryChewing as Pyramus in ''Pyramus and Thisbe'':
--> '''Hippolyta:''' Beshrew my heart, but I pity the man.
21st May '17 9:55:20 AM Julia1984
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ExtremelyShortTimespan: There's a reason it's called ''A Midsummer '''Night's''' Dream''. The action onstage all takes place in less than 48 hours, and most of it over one night.
9th Apr '17 9:39:30 PM Springheeled_Jack
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The names of the play actors (Peter, Nick, Tom, etc.) use modern naming conventions and did not exist in Ancient Greece.

to:

** The names of the play actors (Peter, Nick, Tom, etc.) use modern naming conventions and that did not exist in Ancient Greece.
9th Apr '17 9:35:48 PM Springheeled_Jack
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** The names of the play actors (Peter, Nick, Tom, etc.) use modern naming conventions and did not exist in Ancient Greece.
9th Apr '17 4:20:27 PM Springheeled_Jack
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** There's a line where Puck says, "When they him spy, As wild geese that the creeping fowler eye, Or russet-pated choughs, many in sort, Rising and cawing at the gun's report." Problem, [[CriticalResearchFailure guns were not invented for centuries]].

to:

** There's a line where Puck says, "When they him spy, As wild geese that the creeping fowler eye, Or russet-pated choughs, many in sort, Rising and cawing at the gun's report." Problem, [[CriticalResearchFailure guns were not invented for centuries]].centuries]]!
9th Apr '17 4:19:50 PM Springheeled_Jack
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** There's a line where Puck says, "When they him spy, As wild geese that the creeping fowler eye, Or russet-pated choughs, many in sort, Rising and cawing at the gun's report." Problem, [[CriticalResearchFailure guns were not invented for centuries]]

to:

** There's a line where Puck says, "When they him spy, As wild geese that the creeping fowler eye, Or russet-pated choughs, many in sort, Rising and cawing at the gun's report." Problem, [[CriticalResearchFailure guns were not invented for centuries]]centuries]].
This list shows the last 10 events of 145. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Theatre.AMidsummerNightsDream