A Midsummer Night's Dream Essay | Are Theatre Elements Used for the Unconscious, Darker Forces in "A Midsummer Night's Dream?"

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Are Theatre Elements Used for the Unconscious, Darker Forces in "A Midsummer Night's Dream?"

Summary: Essay analyzes if there is a use of darker forces in Peter Brook's 1970's representation of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare.
"This is a mysterious play and there is nothing in it by accident... other playwrights' meanings can be fully fathomed. But here the material is as if beyond Shakespeare altogether." With reference to Peter Brook's production, discuss how theatrical elements might be used to draw out the unconscious, darker forces at work in `A Midsummer Night's Dream', focusing on design.

Peter Brook's representation of A Midsummer Night's Dream was seen as revolutionary and certainly had the `never been seen before' element embedded strongly within it. Brook used many radical and groundbreaking rehearsal techniques that we shall discuss, culminating in a production that not only brought about widespread media interest, but also different attitudes and new depictions of the `fairy' based Shakespearean comedy. What needs to be realised, appreciated and discussed is the almost strange way Brook...

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