#1
in my lit class we have to do a project dealing with shakespeare's midsummer night's dream, the project i think i'm going to do is to make a mix cd with songs that "tell" the story, it has to have a minimum of 10 songs and i have to write a paragraph for each track explaining why i chose that song... i was curious if any of you guys could help me out, the songs can also represent characters and stuff.

I was thinking about using "jesu joy of man's desiring" by bach for the opening scene, because it begins nice and "wedding like" and towards the end switches to a minor feel to represent the conflict with hermia and her father and such

so shoot your ideas!
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#2
Jealous Guy?

It could and couldn't work. I just read the book(actually, still reading it) Cool assignment, by the way.
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#3
make sex noises, and add a heavy rnb beat

ok not the last bit.

but definately the sex noises though
#4
in before "i cum blood"

umm, maybe try some classical music, i cant think of anything else right now, ill come back later if i think of something
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#5
^i was planning to make it primarily classical music, but for some themes and such i dont know how well classical music is going to be able to represent
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#6
I just had a similar project, except for the book The Scarlet Letter, and I decided to just write all the songs.
#7
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I just had a similar project, except for the book The Scarlet Letter, and I decided to just write all the songs.

that sounds cool, but i have until monday... so i cant really do that, plus i'm not that creative or that good of a songwriter haha
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#8
I was gonna do that. Picked the essay instead.
This was on Macbeth though.
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i'm afraid that none of these are working really =/
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You might want to see if you can fit in some John Dowland in there.

kyrl are you familiar with the play? if so i'm unfamiliar with much of Downloand's music but knowing that its renaissance music it would probably fit well, i would just have to relate it somehow
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I'm not familiar with the play but I just thought that Dowland might fit in somewhere in it. Maybe in one of the starting scenes, or something like that, mainly to set the tone and ambient.
#18
^well ill have to look into his stuff(to confusius), i just realized that i could use the crossroads duel for the part where hermia and helena are fighting =D
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Do something disgustingly dissonant.

haha, i would have to find a scene or character or something to relate that too, do you have any suggestions on disgustingly dissonant songs?
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#21
eesh, like i said, haven't read it in a while...

but you could always write down the salient points from the play, ie which bits are important or meaningful, then find tracks to match up to those? i dunno :\ lol. i never got fun english homework
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#22
hm i'm having trouble thinking of a song that would fit the frustration of helena over demitrius not loving her =/
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#23
i just have "teenager dirtbag" going round and round in my head

*heads off to find better song*
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#24
never heard of that esther, but if there is someway it relates to the play i would love to use it!
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#25
I gave you the idea with peer gynt...

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hm i'm having trouble thinking of a song that would fit the frustration of helena over demitrius not loving her =/


Maybe Bolero - Ravel. It's kind of hesitant and repeating... if you know what I mean.
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#26
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I gave you the idea with peer gynt...


Maybe Bolero - Ravel. It's kind of hesitant and repeating... if you know what I mean.

i dont think that that piece is really fitting of what i'm looking for for helena =/
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#27
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never heard of that esther, but if there is someway it relates to the play i would love to use it!



it's awful, dreadful stuff. but it's like...stuck in my head.
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#28
oh alright then, i guess not haha
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#29
i have no clue what to put, happy
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#30
You could try "Escape the Nest" by Editors for the part when they elope.

Buildings in clouds here
Our time and our place dear
Theres life in us yet love
These walls we will climb above

We really our ants now
Escape the nest somehow
I ache for a feeling
You came and you poured it in, it in.

Buildings in clouds here
Our time and our place dear
Theres life in us yet love
These walls we will climb above, above.

Look up
Through the trees to feel as small as you can,
You hear the clocks counting down,
The nights are longer now than ever before,
But now you see the lights from the town.

Im drained and im empty
Ive still got love in me
Theres eyes in the sky tonight
Watching us lose the fight

We really are ants now
Escape the nest somehow
I ache for a feeling
You came and you poured it in, it in.

Look up
Through the trees to feel as small as you can,
You hear the clocks counting down,
The nights are longer now than ever before,
But now you see the lights from the town.

Look up
Through the trees to feel as small as you can,
You hear the clocks counting down,
The nights are longer now than ever before,
But now you see the lights of the town 


I dunno what else to suggest man. I hated A Midsummer Night's Dream.
#31
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hm i'm having trouble thinking of a song that would fit the frustration of helena over demitrius not loving her =/

It's not classical by any means but you could use Autumn's Monologue by From Autumn To Ashes.
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#32
actually i already found a piece to fit that part n00b, i used Adagio by Yngwie Malmsteen from his concerto suite. Now my problem is finding a song to represent the acting troupe and or Bottom. I think it should be something lively and fun but idk what
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haha, i would have to find a scene or character or something to relate that too, do you have any suggestions on disgustingly dissonant songs?



something by buckethead. yes?
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#34
welll i dont think i realy need anything to fit that anymore, now i need something to represent the actors and Bottom, a fun and upbeat song i think would fit well
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#36
I'm not entirely familiar with the play, but if it's about lovers and people leaving eachother or something, try Welcome Home by Coheed & Cambria

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#37
If it's Shakespeare there's probably conflict (I know I'm an AS Lit student and I should know better but I don't) then use Knights of Cydonia - Muse.
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#38
cool, i'll look it up Cal
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