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Drama

Contains 4 Videos

Context and Background

Context and Background

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Understanding the context and background of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is critical to appreciating the techniques Shakespeare employed when creating this comedic literary classic. This programme deconstructs the play in an engaging and...Show More
The Characters of Helena, Puck, and Bottom

The Characters of Helena, Puck, and Bottom

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeare develops a broad range of memorable and contrasting characters from ancient Athens in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’: royalty, nobility, lowly craftsmen – and fairies. This programme deconstructs the comedy in an engaging way...Show More
Comedic Techniques

Comedic Techniques

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeare’s classic, immortal comedy has all the ingredients – love stories, tricks and pranks, disguise and mistaken identity, muddle and misunderstanding. This programme deconstructs ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in an engaging and...Show More
Theme of Dreams

Theme of Dreams

A Midsummer Night's Dream

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ explores dreams and imagination – the blurred lines between dreams and waking, what is real and what is not, what is reasonable…and what is not. This clip deconstructs ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in an...Show More