Midsummer Nights Dream play

The characters in this play derive from three very distinct social and cultural spheres: 1. the Athenian aristocracy, 2. the “rude mechanicals”; or Athenian artisan class, and 3. the faerie kingdom (not even human); Shakespeare uses each sphere to comment upon the social and cultural spheres of Elizabethan England; Write a brief discussion Response that explores what each of the three spheres might represent for Shakespeare (in his society) and for us today as contemporary readers/playgoers.

Midsummer Nights Dream play

The characters in this play derive from three very distinct social and cultural spheres: 1. the Athenian aristocracy, 2. the “rude mechanicals”; or Athenian artisan class, and 3. the faerie kingdom (not even human); Shakespeare uses each sphere to comment upon the social and cultural spheres of Elizabethan England; Write a brief discussion Response that explores what each of the three spheres might represent for Shakespeare (in his society) and for us today as contemporary readers/playgoers.

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