A study of Michael Hoffmann’s reinterpretation of Bottom in his 1999 film of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which treats Bottom and his interactions with Faërie seriously rather than farcically and resonates throughout the film in a shifting of focus from the aristocratic court to the dignity of the common man and his worthiness to enter Faërie.
Riga, Frank P.
""Where is that Worthless Dreamer?" Bottom's Fantastic Redemption in Hoffman's A Midsummer Night's Dream,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 25
, Article 14.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol25/iss1/14
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Mythcon 51: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien
Albuquerque, New Mexico • Postponed to: July 30 – August 2, 2021