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A Midsummer Night's Dream in the 1920s
Transcript of A Midsummer Night's Dream in the 1920s
Concept Overview Cont'd
Egeus- Theseus' financial advisor
Hermia- Her father is Theseus' financial advisor
Demetrius- Manages one of the mob's favorite clubs to work through
Lysander-Manages one of the less favored clubs of the mob
Helena- Her father handles the mob's financial aspects
Theme: "The course of true love never did run smooth..."
Tie-In:Throughout the play, all four of the main couples struggle to obtain their loves but in the end it all works out
Titania & Oberon- head of the Manhattan-Brooklyn mob, are fighting over the changeling boy who is one of their top enforcers
Theseus- head of a bootlegging operation that operates through the clubs and speakeasies of New York, engaged to Hippolyta
Welcome to the 1920s where mobsters, flappers, and bootleggers run wild.
This era stood out as an option for the group because of the allure, mystery, and glamour that surrounded it, much like the allure, mystery, and glamour of the play.
The Mechanicals- Work in a club and perform their play in order to secure Theseus' favoritism
Hippolyta- ex-head of a rival bootlegging business that Theseus took over, the take over was sealed with their marriage
Design Elements: Costumes
a popular club
a less popular club of the mob