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Unit Overview: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare (Act 2)

For next step we recommend the unit: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare (Act 3).

For next step we recommend the unit: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare (Introduction and Act 1).

Lessons:

5 lessons

The Mechanicals

In this lesson, we will look at the idea of a play within a play, and introduce the play's collective of ridiculous characters: the mechanicals. We will look at how Shakespeare interrupts the serious, romantic plot with comic relief.

  • 1 Quiz
  • 33m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Transcript

The Web of Lovers

In this lesson, we will look at Helena and Demetrius' relationship, including the cruel treatment she suffers because of love. We will explore metaphors of unrequited love. We will also touch upon Lysander and Helena's meeting in the woods to prepare us for Puck!

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 41m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Transcript

Puck's Mistake

In this lesson, we will be looking at Puck's dramatic mistake and its consequences upon the lovers. We will focus on the audience reaction and comic value of both Puck's mistake and Lysander's melodramatic statements as he tries to comprehend his love.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 34m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Transcript