‘A midsummer night dream “- the play and film adaptation I have seen both the modernized version of the play and the film version of Shakespeare’s play, “A midsummer night dream. ” In this text I will compare these two versions and write a short summary of the play, write about how the play different from the movie and what the differences are. I will then conclude with my own opinion about the piece. There are two interesting versions with many different features, but they are incredibly good both of them. Action Minutes
The play begins with Egevs going with his daughter to the king Theseus and says that she does not want to marry Demetrius, but rather with Lysander. Hermia gets three choices. Whether she will marry Demetrius, die or to become a nun. She must decide within Theseus and Hippolyta’s wedding. This is not something Hermia agrees, and she runs away to the woods with Lysander. Demetrius and Hermias bestfriend, Helena, comes after them. Lysander and Hermia are in love with each other, Demetrius is in love with Hermia and Helena is in love with Demetrius. In the woods it’s not just the teens who have conflicts.
God Oberon and queen Titania has problems too. They have both been cheating on eachother, but none of them admits it. Oberon decides when to mess with Titania with a magic spray that makes you fall in love with the first thing you see. He asks Puck, his sidekick to bring the spray. When Puck comes with spray discovers Titania this and gets Puck to use the spray on Oberon instead. Once that is done is Oberon in love with a boar head. While this is happening, Titania observes the four youths and help them by using magic spray. She asks Puck to do it, but he ends up getting both boys fall in love with Helena.
It creates even more conflict. When Titania discovers this, she becomes angry and asks Puck to fix it right away. And so he does. Puck fixes it right away, this time without creating more problems. Suddenly Hermia, Lysander, Demetrius and Helena wakes up to King Theseus and Queen Hippolyta’s wedding. Hermia’s father comes too, and waits for King Theseus announcement. Egevs think that he’s going to say that Hermia and Lysander can not marry. But when King Theseus see how happy they are when they get to be with who they want, he decides to let Hermia and Lysander, and Helena and Demetrius to be togehter.
They have a sixmans wedding and they are all satisfied except Egevs. When it comes to Titania and Oberon, as the Titans defeat the magic of Oberon. Oberon realizes that he should put more appreciative of his queen, and they fix things. In the piece there are also a group of craftsmen who practice a piece, but as I remembered it had nothing to do with the others to do, except Brynjar. He was then the boar head. In the movie, the group of craftsmen in the main actions. As written earlier, the piece very similar to the movie. The story is the same, except for a turn.
In the theatrical version Titania and Oberon argue that both have been incredible and no one will admit it, and that’s Oberon exposed to the magic spray. In the theatrical version, it is used a magic spray, but in the film it is used a magical juice from a flower and they argue not about infidelity, but about a blue boy. Titania will take care of him, while Oberon would take him as a servant. It is also Titania exposed to the magical juice from Blomme. In the play is Titania that will help the youths, while in the film it is Oberon who will help. In both versions, there is a person from the group of craftsmen who are animal.
In the theatrical version there is a guy named Brynjar receiving a boar head. Brynjar’s when it will be with Oberon and stays with him. In the film version, however, there is a guy named Nick Bottom who gets a donkey head. Nick Bottom will not be with Titania, and try and sneak away, but Titania catch him. After kvert Nick enjoying himself. Puck gathers the four youngsters and they wonder to sleep in the play, while in the movie they put down to rest by itself. When Oberon wakes up and realizes that he has laid and cuddled a boar head, he totally panicked. The same blade with titanium in the film when she wakes up to a donkey head.
For the group of craftsmen in the play, I was a bit confused. Brynjar, which was a boar head, took on the boar head itself. He could decide when to take it off and on. The film was Nick Bottom transformed into a donkey’s head by Puck and he was not aware that he had a donkey head. In the play, when Titania defeat the magic of Oberon, they went back as they were before. Titania and Oberon were a couple again and Brynja became common Brynjar. In the film, they were also a couple again when Oberon defeat spell on Titania, but Nick Bottom woke alone and thought he had dreamed of Titania.
Grades Hermia – she is forelskete in Lysander. She wants to marry him, but his father, Egevs, has decided that she should marry Demetrius. Hermia in the play and Hermia in the film are quite similar, and I can not really find anything different traits. She said that in love with Lysander and not Demetrius, and besteveninna her, Helena, is in love with Demetrius. Lysander – he is in love with Hermia and wants to marry her. He is fighting and doing everything to marry Hermia. Hermia’s father, Egevs, not like Lysander very well and would not want him to be in company with Hermia.
Lysander is a nice boy, but he does not like Demetrius as well. He is afraid that Demetrius will get Hermia forever. Army, I find no differences between the roles in the play and the movie. Helena – she fell in love with Demetrius, but folelsane unfortunately is not mutual. She is very jealous of besteveninna, Hermia, both because Hermia has a good appearance and because she has two boys by himself while she does not have any. Although she is jealous of the relationship with Hermia and Lysander, she wants only the best for them.
The only difference I found between the theatrical version and the movie is that Helena in the theater version was more complaining and whiny than Helena in the film. She was also more dramatic. Demetrius – he’s really nothing special in love with Hermia, but he has a strong desire to marry her. Whenever Helena shows her love for him, he rejects her only. Hermia’s father is very fond of Demetrius, and I think Demetrius also loves Hermia’s father. Demetrius do not really have any thoughts on Lysander, except that Lysander has whined that Demetrius wants to marry.
Here I find no differences in the roles in the theater version and the movie. Puck – he is a faithful servant. He does as he is told by Oberon and Titania, as he earns for. He is compassionate and will probably all for the best. He is also quite clumsy. What distinguishes Puck from the theater version and the movie version is that Puck is more fun in the theater version. He smiles and laughs, and is always happy. Oberon – he is married to Titania. He is very fond of Titania, even if they do fight occasionally. He is a self-preoccupied man when it comes to anything other than Titania.
In the film, however, he is a caring man who cares about others. And I think that’s because he has a different role in the film than in the play. Titania – she is married to Oberon. She is so happy in Oberon, however, is quite bossed and minds. In the film, she is more mellow and happy, but I think it’s because she, like Oberon, has a different role in the film. Brynjar (Nick Bottom) – he is a nice man, and behave a bit feminine. He is fully aware of the swine head he has. It occurs some pretty hot moments between him and Oberon, and it appears that he was enjoying himself.
Brynjar in the play is somewhat different than Nick Bottom in the film. Brynjar As I said, fully aware that he has a pig head and take it on and off as it suits him. Nick Bottom, however, is not aware that he has a donkey’s head. They play both funny and bossed roles. Sets Decorations / props – The theater version was some decoration very well executed and some a little easier. At the first moment, throws it looked like it really was a test we looked at. The pillar they had in the beginning and the pillar that broke was good, although I initially thought that the pillar broke accidentally.
When it comes to tree stumps and grass in the woods, they were a little easier implemented. The film was clearly more consistent when it comes to everything. It looked more realistic, and one could believe that it was indeed genuine. Costumes / Makeup – I did not think there was anything special about the costumes or makeup. The costumes of Theseus, Hippolyta, Oberon and Titania consisted of wealth completed suits and dresses while the costumes for Hermia, Lysander, Helena and Demetrius consisted of everyday life clothing with a train over. Puck had only a blue dress on.
It looked unfinished, but it was just extra fun. The only makeup I was noticed was painted to Titania / Hippolyta. They were all white in the face and had sharp black makeup around the saw. The film had the proper costumes, everyone. Fairy in the forest had nice fairy costumes, and all they have clothing that shows how it was in ancient Athens. Their make-up was perfectly normal, and nothing particularly noticeable. Sound / Music Since this is a modernized play, they also used modern music. I’m not often in theaters, but it was a surprising sight to see a so called DJ (mixing desk) there.
The voices of the gods were reinforced with microphones, to emphasize their managed. Titania also put their own sound with her mouth when she walked. Unlike the play, the movie classical music and all had normal voices without any effect at all. Conclusion I thought that the play was incredibly funny. I had other expectations for it. I thought it would be boring and uninteresting, but it was the opposite. It was fun, exciting and interesting. It was also great that they had made the play into something for themselves and added some funny twist.
The actors were hilarious and had very good contact with the audience. The entire piece was full of humor all the time. If I had the agents allow fullness, I had gone and seen this play again. So good, I liked it! The only drawback was the end of the play. For me it was just a mess, and I was confused. I just got the feeling that the group with the workers went around and talked about something completely incomprehensible. All in all, the play was absolutely amazing. The play made me realize that theater is not boring at all, and I have plans to see another piece of the same actors (Snow Queen).