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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzHu2LUWas0&feature...

As you watch the scene, take notes.  Look for interesting language, imagery, etc.  You can also comment upon the characters, conflict, and the performance itself.

The video will begin at 2:24.  Stop it at 9:30.

Apr 17th, 2015

This is someone reading a scene from “A Midsummer’s Night Dream” from Shakespeare.  It looks odd because they are speaking in this language but in modern dress.  The scenery is strange and a bit abstract as well.

Actually, I’m not sure it’s “modern” dress but more like something from the ‘70’s.

Is the one supposed to be a Beatle?  Elton John?  The costumes are in a way distracting from the words they are speaking. 

It appears as if these characters are on a picnic in the park with the picnic basket in the back and the sky in the background.  It feels odd that they are discussing death, marriage, and these huge issues out on their picnic.

The characters do seem to be over-acting the same way as many other Shakespeare acting.

The different ethnicity of the actors/actresses is also something that stands out.  These people don’t seem likely to be related and yet they are speaking as if they are family.

The one character speaks as if she’s a child at the end.  Are they supposed to be younger?


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