English Question

Notes #8 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Welcome to your last Notes assignment! J Due by 5 pm, April 8th

The adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream that we will focus on is the 2016 film directed by David Kerr. It is available on Amazon Prime with a free 7-day trial to Broadway HD.


As you watch A Midsummer Night’s Dream, carefully make note of moments and details in each scene that relate to your primary focus and your secondary focus. Be sure to watch all of the film and note details about each scene throughout the film, using the chart that begins on this page. These should be YOUR observations. Do not consult secondary sources.

Part 2.) Reading Assignment

The film we are watching is making several bold choices. In order to be able to discuss them, I would like you to READ the following scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream so you have an accurate point of comparison. I have put the text on Canvas under “Files” and will also attach it in a “reply” box under the assignment sheet on the “Discussion” tab.

Act 1, scene 1 (pages 153-156 in the PDF of the text)

Act 2, scene 1, lines 60-186 (pages 158-159 in the PDF of the text)

Act 3, scene 2, lines 114-161 (pages 166-167 in the PDF of the text)

Act 5, scene 1, lines 1-433 (pages 174-179 in the PDF of the text)

There is EXTRA EXTRA CREDIT at the end of this assignment sheet.

Time marker / Scene

Primary Literary Approach

Second Literary Approach

Extra Extra Credit

The usual 5-point extra credit is available for turning in Notes 8 before noon on April 8th. Additional extra credit is available (up to 10 points) for typing up your notes on the differences between the four passages in Shakespeare’s written play A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the 2016 film adaptation. These should be YOUR observations. Do not consult secondary sources.


Shakespeare’s text of the play

The 2016 film adaptation

Act 1, scene 1 (1.1)




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