GENRE PECULIARITIES AND THE SYSTEM OF CHARACTERS IN THE PLAY A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM BY W. SHAKESPEARE

Keywords: genre peculiarities, comedy, characters, structure of the play, themes and motifs

Abstract

The article is focused on genre peculiarities of a comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream by W. Shakespeare and its essential features within the genre of the drama. It is defined that an important aspect of combining such factors as characters and structure, themes and motifs of the play under the analysis makes the plot interesting and catching. Due to some innovative approach the author, on the one hand, tries to separate themes from motifs but at the same time shows how they are entwined and merge when the structure needs it. The author assumes that the major themes of the play are: love and marriage, fantasy and reality, order and disorder. It is also proved that a comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream offers intrepid contrasts, diverse plot components, climatic atmosphere and colourful characters.

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2020-10-05
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Maslova, S. (2020). GENRE PECULIARITIES AND THE SYSTEM OF CHARACTERS IN THE PLAY A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM BY W. SHAKESPEARE. Scientific Journal of Polonia University, 38(1-2), 76-82. https://doi.org/10.23856/3850