Drama 116 Lecture 10

Drama 116 Lecture 10 - Where is the play set? (EXPOSITION...

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Where is the play set? (EXPOSITION act 1, scene 1) Athens Who do we meet first? Theseus and Hippolyta What is the occasion? There wedding Act 1 scene 1 Who are the next couples in this scene? Lysander and Hermia Helena and Demetrius What are their relationships? Lysander and Hermia want to marry Demetrius wants to marry Hermia Helena is in love with Demetrius What is the conflict? Egeus wants his daughter, Hermia, to marry Demetrius What choice does Theseus offer? Act 1, scene 1, line 65 What is the next event? Lysander and Hermia will run away to get married
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What do we learn from Helena’s soliloquy? Act 1, scene 1, lines 225-250 Who do we next meet? Act 1, scene 2 THE MEXHANICALS Bottom the weaver What do they do? Whya re they rude? Lower class, common man What are they planning? To put on a play for the wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta. It is a contest (Dionysus) What do you notice about the way they speak? They speak in prose rather than in verse ACT 2, SCENE 1 Who does Robin Goodfellow work for? Oberon, King of the fairys
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Drama 116 Lecture 10 - Where is the play set? (EXPOSITION...

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