What's the Difference between A Midsummer Night's Dream the Book and A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999) the Movie?

Comedy

A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Released: 0
Author: William Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999)

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Released: 1999
Director: Michael Hoffman
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Lysander
Lysander
helena
helena
hermia
hermia
puck
puck
oberon
oberon
titania
titania
Demetrius
Demetrius
Nick Bottom
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   Oberon curses Titania in order to acquire her Indian page. Before releasing her, he reveals to Puck that his plan succeeded. Though Oberon begins with the same intentions, all mention of the Indian page is dropped after the initial confrontation and is never resolved.
   The mechanicals first meet in Peter Quince's house to cast their play. They meet in a public area where Bottom is humiliated by a set of children. His spirit is damaged and Quince insists that they rehearse in the forest to be not seen.
   It is never mentioned or implied that Bottom is married. Bottom hides from his angry wife in the city, who urgently seeks her "useless dreamer" of a husband.
   Starveling is purposely cast as "Moonshine" to represent the moon by holding a lantern, thornbush, and dog. This casting never occurs and Starveling steps in haphazardly to represent the moon without prior practice.
   Peter Quince opens the play within the play as the Prologue, explaining the action to come and then departing the stage. Snout as the Wall opens the play. Peter Quince remains backstage to feed lines and become frustrated with the shortcomings of his cast.
   The Love-in-Idleness flower is described as deep purple by Oberon. The flower is given this same description but is actually red instead.
   They never mentioned anything about the bycicle. The characters used the bycicle.
   No Light or torch Torch
   There is no mud pit. There is a mud pit that Hermia and Helena fall in while in the woods, this scene was used for dramatic effect.
   It was said that the two couples (Helena, Lysander, Demetrius,Hermia) ran off into the woods near Athens In the movie, the couples do run off into the woods, but there are some italian ruins in the forest. This is not mentioned in the book.
   Bottom just remembers the dream Bottom remembers the "dream" but he has the crown he wore and the nest he slept in with titania.
   the characters just fall asleep for some reason there's this magic fog that appears at the end of the movie. This fog comes from the back of Puck's bicycle and after it has cleared, the four lovers are sleeping together in the field.
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