History Theatre / AMidsummerNightsDream

19th Sep '17 4:55:56 PM cordychase
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Meanwhile, Oberon, King of the Fairies, has concocted a plan to get revenge on his bickering wife Titania, involving a certain flower whose nectar will, after being dropped into someone's eyes, cause them to fall in love with the first person they see. After eavesdropping on Helena and Demetrius and seeing how he spurns her, Oberon decides to have a bit more fun. He sends his servant Puck to give the potion to "a youth in Athenian garb," traveling in the woods with a woman, in such a set-up so that the first person he sees will be the woman. Oberon then finds Titania while asleep and applies the juice to her eyes.

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Meanwhile, Oberon, King of the Fairies, has concocted a plan to get revenge on his bickering wife Titania, who refuses to give him a changeling boy for a page, involving a certain flower whose nectar will, after being dropped into someone's eyes, cause them to fall in love with the first person they see. After eavesdropping on Helena and Demetrius and seeing how he spurns her, Oberon decides to have a bit more fun.take pity and help her. He sends his servant Puck to give the potion to "a youth in Athenian garb," traveling in the woods with a woman, in such a set-up so that the first person he sees will be the woman. Oberon then finds Titania while asleep and applies the juice to her eyes.
17th Sep '17 11:11:11 AM Korodzik
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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.


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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.
29th May '17 2:52:08 PM Springheeled_Jack
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** 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
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* NarmCharm: In-universe example: this is Hippolyta's reaction to Bottom's [[LargeHam scenery]] [[StylisticSuck chewing]] as Pyramus in ''Pyramus and Thisbe'':

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* 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
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* 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.

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

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

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