In the play, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, written by William Shakespeare there are these four lovers who are being forced to get married to each other but they don’t want to so they go and runaway in a magical forest. In that “magical” forest King Oberon and a fairy Queen Titania are having relationships problems and argue ,a lot, when they argue it affects the “human” world’s weather. King Oberon’s assistant Puck who is also a fairy, asked him to cast a spell on his wife Tatiana. Philostrate is the character I’m playing and he is Theseus’s assistant who does anything his “master” says.
I liked how we got to perform in front of a lot of people it has helped me with my public speaking and stage fright. During the process of this project I learned how Shakespeare wrote his books and I got to experience the process of the set design. The set design is creating the design of the set and doing that has been so much fun I collaborated more with people I haven’t socialized with. Getting to know them too and I also noticed that I improved a lot on my writing skills from the mini lessons Matt gave. Even though the lessons he gave were small, it helped a lot and after I was almost finished with the essay I shared it with two people who I haven’t socialized with and their feedback made my essay a lot more better. This project was only difficult when we added more blocking to the play but other than that everything else is good.
The most challenging thing I did was projecting my voice, almost over coming my stage fright and writing the essay because I enjoy writing a lot and using the T.E.A format was difficult I tried to use it but it didn’t work out for me. I do understand the format it’s just when I am writing an essay I need to use it but I end up doing my own thing.
I learned that I can work better when I’m collaborating with a friend or someone new and when we’re acting I noticed that I encourage everyone and give them feedback. I also learned how we can change throughout this project because I noticed that I’ve become more organized with my things and that I have responsibility to finish assignments and make sure I do what I’m suppose to. Why, 400 years later, does the English-speaking world still gravitate/celebrate the works of William Shakespeare? I think it’s because of how he wrote his books and how they are his original ideas. Original ideas are your own creative idea like William Shakespeare had when he was writing his books.