Character Analysis – Nick Bottom from A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Criteria for why an actor or actress is good or not needs to be established. State those criteria explicitly. Then, using specific examples from the play, discuss things the actor or actress does that makes his or her portrayal good/bad. This is a critical argument – using concrete and specific evidence from the production is important. Some questions to consider may be: Why do you think this character was played well or badly? What are your standards for evaluation? Are they clear? Are they defensible standards? Are they realistic standards?

My section is Act 1, Scene 2. This is just an evaluation of the performance compared to the written version of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.

300-450 words.