Shakespearean Comedies

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Shakespearean Comedy - Midsummer Night's Dream

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Shakespearean comedies usually contain elements such as irony, word play, and metaphors. Comedies also contain elements of love or lust, with obstacles that the lovers must overcome throughout the play. Mistaken identities are often used in both intentional and unintentional ways for comic relief. Additionally, a staple of the Shakespearean comedy is ending in a reunion or marriage(s). Finally, comedies contain complicated plots with twists that often keep the audience guessing what will happen next.

Having students create storyboards that depict the elements of this genre will help them to understand the comedy behind the play. It will also help them follow the multiple plots and interweaving of characters, while bringing the genre to life!


    When I did him at this advantage take, an ass’s noll I fixed on his head. Anon his Thisbe must be answered, and forth my [mimic] comes. When they him spy, as wild geese that the creeping fowler eye, or russet-pated choughs, many in sort, rising and cawing at the gun’s report, sever themselves and madly sweep the sky, so at his sight away his fellows fly, and, at our stamp, here o’er and o’er one falls.

    Shakespeare A Midsummer Night's Dream

Comedic Elements of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Love Obstacles Hermia's father tells her she must be with Demetrius even though she loves Lysander!
Mistaken Identities Puck mistakes Lysander for Demetrius, and Titania mistakes Bottom for a person (even though he looks like a donkey)
Plot Twists Hermia and Helena are split by jealousy. The men want to fight over someone neither of them loves. Titania is fooled by her own kind. But, it all works out in the end.
Marriage or Reunion In the end, Helena marries Demetrius, Hermia marries Lysander, and the Duke marries Hippolyta.


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Create a storyboard that identifies the elements of a comedy. Illustrate instances and write a short description below each cell.


  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Create an image for an example that represents each element.
  3. Write a description of each of the examples.
  4. Save and submit your storyboard.

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