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Midsummer Night's Dream Act 2 Scene 2

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 12:08 AM
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If you were directing Act 2 Scene 2, how would you do it?

This is how Act Two Scene Two may be directed in an excellent, effective way. Including some different usages of facial expressions, speech expressions and including the set design.

A good set design would be a dark forest at night. There would be a full moon. It would be good to use nightly sounds like crickets. This would not just make this scene work but it adds a good effect to the whole play.

In this scene, Titania is a very calm character. So when she says “Sing me now asleep; Then to your offices, and let me rest,” it would be a good idea if she said it calmly, softly and quietly with a calm look on her face. This would give a real calm effect and would go neatly with the word “asleep”, which gives the idea of calm surroundings. It would also make something further in more dramatic and sudden as well.

An excellent way of having fairies as children singing Titania’s lullaby in choir style as it really does fit in. It especially would fit in with the words “lulla-lulla-lullaby, lulla-lulla-lullaby.” They would have nice faces and a white spotlight on them. This would help with the idea of calm surroundings, because choir singing is a calm and soft style and the word the “lullaby” is a calm and soft word. It would go really well with Titania\'s soft and quiet voice and keep the quiet atmosphere well. The fairies will also be soft and almost silent when they say:

“Hence away! Now all is well.

One aloof stand sentinel”

This applies more effect and drama to what happens next much and keeps the nightly quiet atmosphere going.

A perfect way of having Oberon to come on and say the incantation would be to have Red lights flashing and a green spotlight on Oberon and have dramatic music with thunder sound and flares. Immediately the music would stop to make his shouting much more effective. This would give a much...


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