A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Nic)

This is a block class.

Four young lovers, in a bizarre love quadrangle. Six buffoonish actors, making off-color jokes as they rehearse a play (within the play). A world of fairies and sprites, manipulating the behavior of everyone. Themes of love, magic, transformation, gender, and the supernatural.

We’ll read it out loud together, tease apart the 400-year-old poetry, and watch some clips of film adaptations as we go.

No prior experience with Shakespeare necessary!

Required texts/materials: A copy of the text. The instructor will procure the texts/materials.

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