Midsummers night dream review

Midsummers night dream review - portraying the man-diva...

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I thoroughly enjoyed the film version of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. There were many things I really like and few things I disliked. The vivid imagery created when the couples stepped into the forest that the fairies inhabited was incredible. One could tell that a lot of work went into the building of those sets. I thought the fairies costumes and makeup were amazing. It was also interesting seeing Midsummer’s in a late 1800’s context. I have seen many “updated” versions of Shakespeare and usually they are hit/miss. I would say that this particular version was definitely a hit! As to the acting I though Kevin Kline did an incredible job portraying the outrageous character that is Nick Bottom. As someone that has experience with theater and actors I noticed some of the choices that he made in
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Unformatted text preview: portraying the man-diva that Nick Bottom is really worked and incited laughter from the audience. Christian Bale is one of my favorite actors and I thought he was brilliant in this film. I thought that Calista Flockheart, Anna Friel, and Dominic West did great also for that matter. I was also impressed with Stanley Tuccis performance as Puck. He was very funny and performed the character with the integrity that Shakespeare originally intended. The only thing I really thought took away from the film as opposed to adding to it was the fairy special effects during their transformation. I thought it was slightly tacky and not necessary. All in all I sincerely enjoyed this version of William Shakespeares A Midsummer Nights Dream....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course ENGLISH 230 taught by Professor Prof.thatonechick during the Spring '07 term at CSU Chico.

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