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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Post by Linda on Wed Nov 12, 2008 1:21 am

Just something our class did for Humanities last year...we were to revise one scene in A Midsummer Night's Dream (original) and make it correspond to a certain theme...our group did Fairy Tale/Kids theme Smile Enjoy!!



A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Act 1, Scene 2

Fairy Tale



Cast:

Quincy =Timothy

Bumbum =Ling

Snug =Iris

Snout =Angus

Twinkle =Augustine

Flute =Kiki



Props

- 5 Chairs

- Sheet of Paper with random writing on it

- Beards



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All –
Roses are Red,
Violets are blue,
We are here for you!




Linda – Once upon a time, there was a magical land sitting on clouds that was called Fairyland. The princess and prince were getting married, so there were many preparations under way. A cloud cake had to be baked, decorations set up, and a dress to be sewn. Everyone was at the castle helping out, all except for six little fairies…



Quincy – Is everybody here?

Snug – I don’t know, but I just learned how to count, so why don’t we do that?

Quincy – Everyone!

All – 1…2…3…4…5…

Snout – 7…2…9…10……

Quincy – Only five of us are here! Can you help us find the sixth fairy?

Quincy – (Pause) Good job! The missing fairy is there!

Bumbum – (comes strolling in)

Bumbum – Hi all!

All – (stares)

Quincy – Let’s do the counting again.

All but Bumbum – 1…2…3…4…5…6…

Snout – 10…6…8…15…

Quincy – Everyone’s here!!!

Bumbum – Are you sure? Why don’t you just read the names off of your sheet there?

Quincy – I will (haughty)…just hang on a second. This is a sheet of paper. It has everyone listed on it who is supposed to be in the play. They’re the best in Fairyland, or so I hear! Just to remind you all, we’re performing this at a very important wedding, so you’d better do good or else I’ll…

Bumbum – Shouldn’t you be reading now?

Quincy – Yeah yeah whatever you say. First up we have…

((Awkward Silence)

Quincy – B…U…M…B…U…M!

Snug – What does that spell?

Snout – Good job! It spells Bumbum!

Bumbum – Get to the point. What part am I going to play?

Quincy – You are going to be Pyramus.

Bumbum – Who’s that?

Quincy – He is a very sad boy who drops his cookie!

Bumbum – Sounds like a tough part to play! But of course, I can do it…I can do anything! Everybody’s going to cry when I perform, because there’s no one like me anywhere!! Listen to this:
Roses are red
Violets are blue
Sugar is sweet
And so are you


Bumbum – See! Aren’t I amazing?? I totally made you cry in that one, didn’t I? Now hurry up and get on with it.

Quincy – F…L…U…T…E?

Twinkle – What does that spell?

Flute – Right…That’s my name! Flute! So what do I get to be, Quincy?

Quincy – You are going to be Thisbe.

Flute – This bee? I’m not going to go around buzzing around the stage making honey, thank you very much!

Quincy – No no!! Thisbe, the girl who makes Pyramus drop his cookie!

Flute – No thank you. I’d actually rather be a bee! I’m much too good for a female part!

Quincy – Please, just do it. I’ll get you an extra lollipop at the end!

Flute – (hastily) All right! All right I’ll do it!! But make it two lollipops, and an ice cream, plus…

Bumbum – I can do it! I’m not scared of doing a female part…See I can do this perfectly well, “Thisbe, thisbe, where are you? GIVE ME BACK MY COOKIE!” And then I can say, “Pyra…”

Quincy – Stoppit, or I’ll take away your snack! YOU ARE Pyramus, and FLUTE IS Thisbe.

Bumbum – Fine, be that way.

Quincy – Next up is…T…W…

Bumbum – Oh just let me do it! (snatches paper)

Bumbum – Twinkle…

Quincy – Time out for you! Go to that corner.

Twinkle – What part am I going to be playing?

Quincy – You are Thisbe’s mother.

Twinkle – A queen bee? I’m perfectly fine with that.

Quincy – Not a queen bee! A…oh whatever.

Quincy – Next person is S…N…U…G! Snug! Where are you?

Snug – Right here. What am I? A king bee?

Quincy – No, you’re Pyramus’ father.

Snug – WAAH I WANTED TO BE A KING BEE!

Quincy – Well too bad for you. I’m Thisbe’s dad, not you.

Quincy – Look who we have next! S…N…O…U…T!

Snout – What do I get to be?

Quincy – You get to be a lion!

Snout – Ooh that’s great…but can you actually give me the lion’s lines? I need to study it, or I’ll fail the test! And then I’d get only a 98 per cent and my parents would…

Quincy – All you have to do is roar. It’s not a big deal, really.

Snout – But I don’t want to fail! Can you PLEASE write down the lion’s part?

Quincy – Ugh. All right. I’ll give it to you later.

Bumbum – I could be the lion! I’d be such a good lion that everyone would want me to keep roaring and roaring! See! GROARH. I’m great! GROA…

Quincy – (covers ears) STOP IT!!!

Quincy – I thought I told you to go to a corner! Why are you back here now? No lollipop for YOU.

Quincy – If you really want to know why I don’t want you to be a lion, is because if you are the lion, and scare everyone, the king and queen fairies are going to CUT OFF OUR ICE CREAM SUPPLY!! And then where would we be?

Bumbum – (Silence)

Bumbum – But I’ll be a good lion! I won’t roar any louder than a whisper.

Quincy – You are Pyramus, and that is FINAL. Besides, if you would make such a good lion, you’d make a good Pyramus as well, because he’s a nice little boy.

Bumbum – Okay fine then. What beard should I use?

Quincy – Doesn’t matter. Now everyone…

Bumbum – Should I use a pink beard, white beard, black beard, or…I know! A yellow beard might be nice on me! But wait! Where is it? Can you help me find the yellow beard?

Bumbum – Is it this one? … No? What about this one? … No? Not this either? … Will I ever find it?

Bumbum – What’s that you say…It’s THIS one? Oh wow! It is this one! Thank you!

Quincy – As I said, it doesn’t matter. Most of the time you won’t even be wearing a beard.

Quincy – Anyways, everyone, here are your lines. We’ll meet tomorrow in the cloud forest at midnight. That way nobody will be able to steal our ideas! You’d better not mess up >.<

Bumbum – Nah, don’t worry. We’ll be there, and we will be perfect. Everyone, you’d better be, or I’ll take all your candy!

Snug – No! You can’t!

Twinkle – MY CANDY, NOT YOURS!!!

Snout – Besides, my candy is locked up in a secret place that no one but myself knows about. It’s by the palace, and the key to it is in my house upstairs…

Twinkle – (sarcastic) Nice secret. Now everyone knows.

Quincy – Quiet, please! Remember to meet at the cloud forest. Don’t forget!



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Re: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Post by Jenster on Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:39 am

In the words of a strange, vertically challenged blonde girl I know: That was hililjarious.

In my own words since that's how I say most things: That was really good Linda! Bumbum lol.
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Re: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Post by Linda on Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:51 am

You're welcome Smile

Well it's better than Bottom...seriously, Shakespeare has NO sense of humour.

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Re: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Post by hanabanana on Fri Nov 21, 2008 4:16 am

is this an essay? O.o
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Re: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Post by Linda on Fri Nov 21, 2008 6:22 am

Nuu!!
Tis a play Smile

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Post by hanabanana on Fri Nov 21, 2008 6:28 pm

i know its a play
but what you wrote: it this an essay about the play?
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Post by Linda on Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:11 pm

It's a rewrite of the play in a different genre.

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Post by hanabanana on Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:57 am

OOOOO
KU ALL!!!!
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Post by Linda on Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:59 am

It was FUN!!

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Post by hanabanana on Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:28 am

WELL OF COURSE!! CHANGING BORIING WORDS INTO AWESOME SUPA DUPA KAFUNGLE WORDS!!!
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Re: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Post by Jenster on Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:20 am

William Shakespeare had pleanty of humor! Honestly now, if you saw the plays redone in a modern setting you'd cry your eyes out laughing. The guy was brilliant and it's only because you don't like the writing that you don't find it funny.
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Re: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Post by Linda on Thu Nov 27, 2008 1:47 am

You are so...we-ird.
Razz
Like who the heck says "Thou art the apple of my eye. Shalt we marry?"
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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Post by Jenster on Fri Nov 28, 2008 12:08 am

lol none of the characters actually talk like that. Here's an example of one of my favourite parts:

...Stars, hide your fires,
Let not light see my black and deep desires,
The eye wink at the hand. Yet let that be
Which the eye fears, when it is done, to see.
-Macbeth Act 1 Scene 4

(No! Of course I don't have that part memorized... Suspect)

So in this section the 'eye' represents reason or knowledge, and the 'hand' represents his actions. Reason and knowledge are going to stop for a minute, he's going to do something horrible that he knows he shouldn't, but then... 'yet let that be which the eye fears when it is done to see', reason and knowledge aren't going on permenant leave, they'll come back and he'll face the consequences of what he's done.

Now that's a lot better than:

'I'm gonna go against my better judgement and kill the king but I'll make sure I turn my mind back on afterwards so I can regret this and face the consequences.'

It's part of the fun of reading Shakespeare, it's sort of like a riddle. And as the reader it's your job to figure it out Smile
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Re: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Post by Linda on Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:01 am

Razz Or better than:
Disappointment flooded through me as my eyes unerringly focused on his table. The other four were there, but he was absent. Had he gone home?

HAHAHA
Guess from where?
Such horrible word choice.

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