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Unit Overview: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare (Act 3)

For next step we recommend the unit: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare (Act 4&5).

For next step we recommend the unit: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare (Act 2).

Lessons:

4 lessons

The Trickery of Love

In this lesson, we will look at the fool which is Bottom. We will explore the height of Shakespeare's comedy in one of the most infamous events of the play. We will look at how the love potion causes ridiculous, but highly humorous, actions through Shakespeare's use of dramatic irony.

  • 1 Quiz
  • 37m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Transcript

The Power of Love

In this lesson, we will explore the reactions of the lovers. We will explore how dramatic irony is used to add to the comic value of the play. We will look at Demetrius' suffering at the mercy of Hermia's words and how this is comparable to Helena. Also, we will see how Puck's mischief continues.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 39m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Transcript

Love and Arguments

In this lesson, we will explore the verbal and physical conflict between the four lovers. We will explore the comical element of the insults whilst also recognising the chaos which has been caused by our mischievous fairy. The timeless nature of Shakespeare will also be addressed.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 45m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Transcript

Restoring Order

In this lesson, we will explore how Oberon wants to fix the chaos, confusion and conflict. We will look at how he helps the four lovers in a way that ancient Athens cannot. Also, we will look at how he plans to fix Titania and Bottom.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 25m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Transcript