Regarding the nature of drama, which statement is false?
Modern dramas, such as films, are not structured in the manner of stage plays
The craftsmen in the play speak in prose because
that kind of common language symbolizes their status in life
In Act II, Scene 1, of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, who is speaking to whom in these lines?
I will not stay thy questions; let me go
Or, if thou follow me, do not believe
But I shall do thee mischief in the wood.
Demetrius to Helen
One difference between tragedy and comedy is that tragedy
usually features an extraordinary hero.
Using pairs of opposites, such as Helena and Hermia, is called
Humanists believe that
life on earth is important in its own right.
During the Renaissance, dramatists began writing about
In act 5, why does Hippolyta believe the lovers’ story of their time in the forest?
The lovers’ stories all match.
Prior to the Renaissance, the human body was seen as
a prison for the soul
Read the following passage from act 3, scene 2.
So we grew together,
Like to a double cherry, seeming parted,
But yet a union in partition;
In this passage, Helena is referring both to herself and to
Before the Renaissance, virtually all dramas focused on
In act 3, who says the following lines to Bottom?
Out of this wood do not desire to go:
Thou shalt remain here, whether thou wilt or no.
I am a spirit of no common rate.
Which characters exchange these lines—and in what order—in Act I, Scene 1 of A Midsummer Night’s Dream?
I frown up him, yet he loves me still.
O that your frowns would teach my smiles such
Hermia followed by Helena
“The best in this kind are but shadows” is
Theseus talking about plays
According to Renaissance philosophy, commoners often represent
In his comedies, Shakespeare is well known for
the device of mistaken identity
In Act IV, Scene 1, of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as the drama nears resolution, to whom does Demetrius address these lines?
My love to Hermia,
Melted as the snow, seems to me now
As the remembrance of an idle gaud
Dramatic irony means that
the audience knows something the character or characters don’t.
Egeus wants his daughter to
To whom is Helena speaking when she says, “If you were civil and knew courtesy,/You would not do me thus much injury” (act 3, scene 2)?
Lysander and Demetrius