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"A Midsummer Night's Dream": Same Classic, Different Spin

Summary: A comparison between the original "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare and the 1999 movie version directed by Michael Hoffman. While Hoffman kept the core of Shakespeare's genius in his movie, his subtle changes to the setting, the costumes, and even the dialogue help to make the movie his own.
William Shakespeare is world renowned, giving influence to theater and film more than any other playwright. Since the fifteenth century, Shakespeare's plays have been preformed throughout the world, each one being different from the rest ("William Shakespeare"). In 1999, Michael Hoffman directed a movie using Shakespeare's play, A Midsummer Night's Dream, as his influence. While keeping the core of Shakespeare's genius in his movie, Hoffman made changes to the setting, costume, and even subtle changes to the dialogue to make the movie his own.

One of the most notable differences between the stage directed play and the movie version is the time setting. While giving some leeway to how the play can be preformed, Shakespeare directed his play with the ancient Greeks in mind. With references to mythological terms such as Athens and Theseus, Shakespeare was intending for the play to be set...

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