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A Mid Summer Nights Dream Film Analysis A Mid Summer Nights Dream Film Analysis A Mid summer Nights Dream is another entry into Shakespeares recent rebirth on film Michael Hoffmans film dose not stay true to the text but he must take liberties to allow for this classic story to be entertaining to todays audience In this essay I will discuss the differences between the text vision and the film vision of this story from the historical setting the time placement Hoffmans personal adaptations and finally Hoffmans character adaptations In Michael Hoffmans film of William Shakespeares a Midsummer Nights Dream Hoffman has made some changes to the location and historical aspects of the play Shakespeare drew upon classical mythology English literature English folklore and contemporary English life So Hoffman had to try his best to update it to todays views on mythology folklore and life Hoffmans film is set in Italy instead of Greece like in the text Hoffman may have chosen Italy instead of Greece because Italy overall has a universal romantic feel to it Also Hoffman may have chosen Italy because it is much more well know to the general moviegoers Unlike today in Shakespeares time Greece was the center of classical history and would be know to most of the people of his day Hoffman did include a Greek theme when he invented the town of Monte Athena located in Tuscany The town is made-up but still connects the text with Hoffmans film For the parts of the movie that would be filmed in the woods they had the filming done indoors at a studio They would need room to maneuver people and cameras so the real outdoors would not do The director would not have to deal with the weather or having enough sun light Also the indoor setting in allowed the fairies to observe the morals in a believable setting So now that I have show you
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