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A Midsummer Night's Dream

By Judith M. Kennedy,Richard F. Kennedy
  • ISBN Code: : 1847141757
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Pages : 488
  • Category : Drama
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This study traces the response to "A Midsummer Night's Dream" from Shakespeare's day to the present, including critics from Britain, Europe and America.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Oxford Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0192655884
  • Total of Pages : 289
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 500
  • Pdf File: a-midsummer-night-s-dream.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Midsummer Night's Dream is perhaps the best loved of Shakepeare's plays. It brings together aristocrats, workers, and fairies in a wood outside Athens, and from there the enchantment begins. Simple and engaging on the surface, it is none the less a highly original and sophisticated work, remarkable for both its literary and its theatrical mastery. It is one of the very few of Shakespeare's plays which do not draw on narrative sources, which suggests that it reflects his deepest imaginative concerns to an unusual degree. In his introduction Peter Holland pays particular attention to dreams and dreamers, and to Shakespeare's construction of a world of night and shadows. Both here and in his commentary he explores the play's extensive performance history to illustrate the wide range of interpretations of which it is capable. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Illustrated by Arthur Rackham)

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : The Planet
  • Book Code : 1908478969
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Book Short Summary:

A Midsummer Night's Dream is a comedy written by William Shakespeare between 1590 and 1596. It is one of his most played pieces. The events of the play take place in and around Athens in ancient Greece and include scenes from a fairytale world inhabited by characters from Greek mythology. This edition features color illustrations by Arthur Rackham.

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Arden Performance Editions

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 147424520X
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 206
  • Pdf File: a-midsummer-night-s-dream.pdf

Book Short Summary:

For the first time, the world-renowned Arden Shakespeare is producing Performance Editions, aimed specifically for use in the rehearsal room. Published in association with the Shakespeare Institute, the text features easily accessible facing page notes – including short definitions of words, key textual variants, and guidance on metre and pronunciation; a larger font size for easier reading; space for writing notes and reduced punctuation aimed at the actor rather than the reader. With editorial expertise from the worlds of theatre and academia, the series has been developed in association with actors and drama students. The Series Editors are distinguished scholars Professor Michael Dobson and Dr Abigail Rokison and leading Shakespearean actor, Simon Russell Beale.

The Works of Shakespeare: The Tempest. a Midsummer-Night'S Dream. the Two Gentlemen of Verona. the Merry Wives of Windsor. Measure for Measure

By William Shakespeare
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 5878407019
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  • Category : History
  • Members : 678
  • Pdf File: the-works-of-shakespeare.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Read and download full book The Works of Shakespeare: The Tempest. a Midsummer-Night'S Dream. the Two Gentlemen of Verona. the Merry Wives of Windsor. Measure for Measure

Shakespeare's Tales: A Midsummer Night's Dream

By Samantha Newman
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  • Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
  • Book Code : 1398818151
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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • Pdf File: shakespeare-s-tales.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Four young lovers escape into the woods outside Athens, each hoping to find true love and happiness. Instead, they find fairy mischief and love potions! Everyone is confused about who likes who - and has the Queen of the Fairies fallen in love with a donkey? This classic comedy has been retold and adapted with new illustrations, making it perfect for younger readers. Adapted by Samantha Newman, it will enthral young readers of 7+. ABOUT THE SERIES: Shakespeare's Tales brings the Bard's timeless stories to life for a younger generation, with wit and panache. Samantha Newman's cleverly reworked text retains many of Shakespeare's own inimitable turns of phrase, while simplifying and clarifying the language and plots to make stories accessible to children. Perfect for children aged 7+.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Language and Writing

By R.S. White
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350103896
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 188
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Book Short Summary:

This lively and informative guide to Shakespeare's popular comedy equips you with the critical skills to analyse its language, structure and themes and to expand and enrich your own response to the play. A Midsummer Night's Dream is a perfect play for exploring Shakespeare's diverse uses of language to reveal character and themes, from formal iambics and rhyming couplets of courtiers and lovers, and 'warbling' notes' and nursery rhythms of fairies, to stocky prose by the artisan players including Bottom's comic malapropisms. An introduction considers when and how the play was written, and addresses the language with which Shakespeare created A Midsummer Night's Dream, as well as the generic, literary and theatrical conventions at his disposal. It then moves to a detailed examination and analysis of the play, focusing on its literary, technical and historical intricacies; an account of the play's performance history and its critical reception completes the volume. Each chapter offers a 'Writing matters' section, clearly linking the analysis of Shakespeare's language to your own writing strategies in coursework and examinations.

The Oxford Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : Clarendon Press
  • Book Code : 0191568481
  • Total of Pages : 284
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 252
  • Pdf File: the-oxford-shakespeare.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Midsummer Night's Dream is perhaps the best-loved of Shakespeare's plays, and certainly the one that children are likely to encounter first; its mixture of aristocrats, workers, and fairies meeting in a wood outside Athens has a magic of its own. Simple and engaging on the surface, it is nonetheless a highly original and sophisticated work, remarkable for both its literary and its theatrical mastery. The fact that it is one of the very few of Shakespeare's plays not to draw on a narrative source suggests the degree to which it reflects his deepest imaginative concerns. In his Introduction, defining the play in both the literary and theatrical traditions to which it belongs, Peter Holland pays particular attention to dreams and dreamers, tracing the materials out of which Shakespeare constructs his world of night and shadows in the strange but enchanting amalgam he makes of them. Both here and in the detailed commentary he draws freely upon the play's extensive performance history to illustrate the wide range of interpretations of which it is capable.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Book Code : 1786562804
  • Total of Pages : 92
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 264
  • Pdf File: a-midsummer-night-s-dream.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Shakespeare includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Shakespeare’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

Manga Classics: A Midsummer Night's Dream: Full Original Text Edition

By William Shakespeare,Crystal S.Chan
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  • Publisher : Manga Classics
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 426
  • Pdf File: manga-classics.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Midsummer Night's Dream portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and Hippolyta. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors (the mechanicals), who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest. The play is one of Shakespeare's most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world.

Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Book Code : 0486139581
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Art
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  • Pdf File: shakespeare-s-a-midsummer-night-s-dream.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Shakespeare's romantic comedy takes on vivid life with these brilliant images by one of the 20th century's leading illustrators. Includes the complete play, along with 40 full-color and numerous black-and-white illustrations.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

By Robert Swindells
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 1408153424
  • Total of Pages : 80
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 161
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Book Short Summary:

Robert Swindells's A Midsummer Night's Dream is set in a very modern-day Yorkshire. Theseus, the neighbourhood tycoon is getting married. Bottom and his mates are roped into putting on a play for the wedding because, well, there's nothing much to do when you're on the dole. But, before the wedding, there are young lovers with problems to resolve ... and a drop of magic and mischief in the mix! The Shakespeare Today series captures the magic of Shakespeare's text and sets it in an accessible and contemporary style.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

By Lesley Sims
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  • Publisher : Usborne Publishing Ltd
  • Book Code : 1409584089
  • Total of Pages : 64
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Book Short Summary:

Shakespeare's enchanting comedy of magic and mix-ups, fairies and fools, chaos and confusion beautifully retold for children growing in reading confidence and ability. Easy reading text and delightful illustrations bring the characters and story vividly to life. Includes a guide to the characters and links to recommended websites for children to find out more about Shakespeare and the play. "Crack reading and make confident and enthusiastic readers with this fantastic reading programme." - Julia Eccleshare

Four Comedies

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : Bantam Classics
  • Book Code : 0307420590
  • Total of Pages : 736
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 713
  • Pdf File: four-comedies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Taming of the Shrew Robust and bawdy, The Taming of the Shrew captivates audiences with outrageous humor as Katharina, the shrew, engages in a contest of wills–and love–with her bridegroom, Petruchio, in a comedy of unmatched theatrical brilliance, filled with visual gags and witty repartee. A Midsummer Night's Dream Fairy magic, love spells, and an enchanted wood turn the mismatched rivalries of four young lovers into a marvelous mix-up of desire and enchantment, all touched by Shakespeare’s inimitable vision of the intriguing relationship between dreams and the waking world. The Merchant of Venice This dark comedy of love and money contains one of the truly mythic figures in literature–Shylock, the Jewish moneylender. The “pound of flesh” he demands as payment of Antonio’s debt has become a universal metaphor for vengeance. Here, pathos and farce combine with moral complexity and romantic entanglements, to display the extraordinary power and range of Shakespeare at his best. Twelfth Night Set in a topsy-turvy world like a holiday revel, this comedy juxtaposes a romantic plot involving separated twins and mistaken identity with a more satiric one about the humiliation of a pompous killjoy. The hilarity is touched with melancholy, and the play ends, not with laughter, but with a clown’s plaintive song. Each Edition Includes: • Comprehensive explanatory notes • Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship • Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English • Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories • An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmography

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Annotated with Biography and Critical Essay)

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : BookCaps Study Guides
  • Book Code : 161042624X
  • Total of Pages : 150
  • Category : Drama
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Book Short Summary:

A Midsummer’s Night Dream was written and first performed in the mid 1590’s. Shakespeare used the device of magic extensively in this early comedy. There are four separate but intertwined plots. The main plot is the marriage of Duke Theseus of Athens to Hippolyta, the Amazonian queen. Theseus is looking forward to his wedding and has ordered his master of the revels to prepare a wonderful wedding feast. While Theseus waits, he is approached by Egeus, father of Hermia. Egeus wants Hermia to marry Demetrius, who loves Hermia. Hermia, however, wants to marry Lysander. Under Athenian law, a woman must marry according to her father’s wishes. This annotated edition includes a biography and critical essay.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

By Dorothea Kehler
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135886679
  • Total of Pages : 504
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Book Short Summary:

This volume traces the modern critical and performance history of this play, one of Shakespeare's most-loved and most-performed comedies. The essay focus on such modern concerns as feminism, deconstruction, textual theory, and queer theory.

Shakespeare's Comedy of A Midsummer-Night's Dream - Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1528782860
  • Total of Pages : 228
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 399
  • Pdf File: shakespeare-s-comedy-of-a-midsummer-night-s-dream-illustrated.pdf

Book Short Summary:

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is a comedy play – one of Shakespeare’s lighter works, believed to have been written between 1590 and 1597. Both in text, and on stage, it is one of Shakespeare’s most popular narratives, and remains widely performed across the world. This book, originally published in 1912, contains twelve incredible colour illustrations and many beautiful and intricate black and white drawings by W. Heath Robinson. An English cartoonist and illustrator, best known for drawings of ridiculously complicated machines – for achieving deceptively simple objectives. Such was (and is) his fame, that the term ‘Heath Robinson’ entered the English language during the First World War, as a description of any unnecessarily complex and implausible contrivance. Pook Press publishes rare and vintage Golden Age illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old.

Shakespeare's Sonnets & Poems

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1501128876
  • Total of Pages : 704
  • Category : Drama
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  • Pdf File: shakespeare-s-sonnets-poems.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A bestselling, beautifully designed edition of William Shakespeare’s sonnets and poems, complete with valuable tools for educators. The authoritative edition of Shakespeare’s Sonnets and Poems from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes: -Full explanatory notes conveniently linked to the text of each sonnet and poem -A brief introduction to each sonnet and poem, providing insight into its possible meaning -An index of first lines -Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the sonnets The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit Folger.edu.

A Midsummer Night's Dream | The Pink Classics

By William Shakespeare,Sheba Blake
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  • Publisher : N.a
  • Book Code : 3962552251
  • Total of Pages : 51
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 315
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Book Short Summary:

A Midsummer Night's Dream is a comedy written by William Shakespeare in 1595/96. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, the former queen of the Amazons. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors (the mechanicals) who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. The play is one of Shakespeare's most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world. The play consists of four interconnecting plots, connected by a celebration of the wedding of Duke Theseus of Athens and the Amazon queen, Hippolyta, which is set simultaneously in the woodland and in the realm of Fairyland, under the light of the moon. The play opens with Hermia, who is in love with Lysander, resistant to her father Egeus' demand that she wed Demetrius, whom he has arranged for her to marry. Helena meanwhile pines unrequitedly for Demetrius. Enraged, Egeus invokes an ancient Athenian law before Duke Theseus, whereby a daughter must marry the suitor chosen by her father, or else face death. Theseus offers her another choice: lifelong chastity while worshipping the goddess Artemis as a nun.

Midsummer Night's Dream

By Benjamin Britten
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  • Publisher : Alma Books
  • Book Code : 0714544752
  • Total of Pages : 169
  • Category : Music
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  • Pdf File: midsummer-night-s-dream.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Midsummer Night's Dream was Benjamin Britten's seventh major opera and had its premiere at Aldeburgh in 1960. Britten and his partner Peter Pears prepared a condensed version of Shakespeare's much-loved comedy for the libretto, using (with the exception of a single line) only the original text.In this newly commissioned guide, Andrew Plant explores the genesis of the opera's composition, including passages of recently published material from Britten's own correspondence. Philip Reed examines the musical language of the opera and has prepared a detailed thematic guide, while David Nice outlines many of the different approaches to the work in productions that have taken place over the last forty years. An essay by Philip Brett discusses how the opera reflects the central issues in Britten's work. Finally, a unique article is included which Britten himself wrote for the Observer immediately preceding the work's premiere. The present edition also contains twenty-five black-and-white and colour photographs, the full libretto, a discography, DVD guide, bibliography and website guide. It will prove an invaluable companion to opera-goers wanting to increase their understanding and enjoyment of this magical work.Contents:Night's Caressing Grip: The Evolution of the Dream, Andrew PlantA Midsummer Night's Dream: The Music, Philip ReedReinventing the Dream: A Midsummer Night's Dream on Stage, David NiceBritten's Dream: An Introduction, Philip BrettA New Britten Opera, Benjamin BrittenA Midsummer Night's Dream: Libretto adapted from William Shakespeare by Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears

A Midsummer Night's Dream

By Martin White
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1137110384
  • Total of Pages : 184
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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  • Pdf File: a-midsummer-night-s-dream.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This introductory guide to one Shakespeare's most read and performed plays offers a scene-by-scene theatrically aware commentary, a brief history of the text and first performances, case studies of key performances and productions, a survey of film and TV adaptations, and a wide sampling of critical opinion and annotated further reading.

Globe Education Shorter Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream

By Globe Education
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  • Publisher : Hodder Education
  • Book Code : 1471893774
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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  • Pdf File: globe-education-shorter-shakespeare.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Exam Board: Non-Specific Level: KS3 Subject: English First Teaching: September 2015 First Exam: Summer 2018 Get straight to the heart of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream; students' confidence and understanding develop faster as they explore the plot, themes and Shakespeare's language, which is supported throughout this abridged play text from Globe Education. This title: - Reduces the length of the play by a third, while preserving the intricacies of the plot, enabling students to engage with the whole story in the class time available - Builds understanding of Shakespeare's language by providing a detailed glossary alongside the text for quick and easy reference, plus a range of language-focused activities - Offers a tried-and-tested approach to introducing Shakespeare, based on Globe Education's shortened 'Playing Shakespeare' productions that have been seen and appreciated by over 150,000 students - Helps students form their own personal responses to Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, stimulated by stunning photographs from Globe productions and questions that reflect on context, characters and themes - Lays the foundations for GCSE success by including activities that target the skills needed for the assessment objectives Free teacher support Shorter Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream is supported by free online teaching resources for each scene: - Teaching notes with guidance on how to approach the scene - Practical group activities to use in the classroom - Questions on language, context, themes, character and performance - Web links to extra resources including photographs from Globe productions, interviews with actors and contextual information This title is also accompanied by 10 video clips from Globe Education's shortened 'Playing Shakespeare' production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

By Regina Buccola
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1441179798
  • Total of Pages : 226
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Book Short Summary:

A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of Shakespeare's most widely studied comedies. This guide offers students an introduction to its critical and performance history, including notable stage productions, TV, and film versions as well as opera and ballet. It includes a keynote chapter outlining major areas of current research on the play and four new critical essays. Finally, a guide to critical, web-based and production-related resources and an annotated bibliography provide a basis for further individual research.

Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream

By Nicolas Tredell
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350316954
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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  • Pdf File: shakespeare.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A stimulating and comprehensive critical survey of the responses to A Midsummer Night's Dream, as well as the key debates and developments, from the seventeenth century to the present day. Leading the reader through material chronologically, the Guide explores the main themes and interpretations and draws on a rich range of critical writings.

Structure and Chaos: Binary Pairs in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

By Silja Rübsamen
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Book Code : 3638507424
  • Total of Pages : 20
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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  • Pdf File: structure-and-chaos.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Seminar paper from the year 2002 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: A- (= 1,3), University of Massachusetts - Amherst (English Department), course: English 891 Honors: Shakespeare on Stage, Page and Film, 10 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Peter G. Philias assumes that Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream is a play that lives off seemingly incompatible contradictions: A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Tempest,a play it prefigures in important ways, share the distinction of illustrating better than any other plays Shakespeare’s device of juxtaposing extremes for the purpose of indicating a golden mean. Bipolar oppositions that can immediately be recognized are civilization and nature, which are juxtaposed in the confrontation of the court of Athens and the forest. In addition, man and woman are working against each other in the unequal couples of Theseus and Hippolyta, Oberon and Titania, and arch-conservative Egeus and his daughter Hermia. Concentrating on the opposition between town - the court of Athens - and wilderness - the forest - this essay is dedicated to an examination of the underlying force that drives the development of the plot: opposition. Furthermore, the essay will examine two filmic versions ofA Midsummer Night’s Dreamfrom different times, and compare their representation of the opposing forces. Max Reinhardt’s (1935) and Michael Hoffmann’s (1999)A Midsummer Night’s Dreamhave been chosen as the two different movie versions of the play that can stand as representatives for different time periods and different approaches towards Shakespeare on film. The comparative analysis of the films will be based on the results of the play’s analysis, which will deal with the primary opposition established in the play - the opposition between the court of Athens, the realm of law and order, and the forest, the realm of dreams and chaos - and its reflection in the relationship between man and woman, which also exhibits strong traits of a polarized, oppositional relationship. The basic assumption on which the paper is based is that the 1935 movie version of the play subverts the play’s concepts of the orderly town and the chaotic wilderness. In the film, the court of Athens is in a state of disorderly flux - from carnival to a brief display of authority and back to carnival - whereas, paradoxically, the wilderness is governed by a sense of order. The characterization of Oberon as a haughty king who maintains order does not permit a portrait of the woods as ultimately unruly and chaotic.

A Midsummer Night's Dream Thrift Study Edition

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Book Code : 0486112810
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Fiction
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Book Short Summary:

Includes the unabridged text of Shakespeare's classic play plus a complete study guide that features scene-by-scene summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography, historical background, and more.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1408142775
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Drama
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Book Short Summary:

The Arden Shakespeare is the established edition of Shakespeare's work. Justly celebrated for its authoritative scholarship and invaluable commentary, Arden editions guide you to a richer understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare's plays. This edition of A Midsummer Night's Dream provides a clear and authoritative text, detailed notes and commentary on the same page as the text and a full introduction discussing the critical and historical background to the play. The editor brings fresh perspectives on global productions and adaptations of this most-loved of Shakespeare's comedies.

Midsummer Night's Dream

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : ABDO
  • Book Code : 1616412674
  • Total of Pages : 48
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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The works of William Shakespeare come alive in these stunning graphic novels adaptation using the original Shakespearean dialog. The world-class art, comedy, fantasy, and romance of A Midsummer Night's Dream will capture the attention of reluctant readers. Supplement your traditional Shakespearean sources with the graphic novel adaptation that will help readers imagine the action like never before. Graphic Planet is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Publishing Group. Grades 5-10.

Sonnets

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 1443441554
  • Total of Pages : 250
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 473
  • Pdf File: sonnets.pdf

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Among the most enduring poetry of all time, William Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets address such eternal themes as love, beauty, honesty, and the passage of time. Written primarily in four-line stanzas and iambic pentameter, Shakespeare’s sonnets are now recognized as marking the beginning of modern love poetry. The sonnets have been translated into all major written languages and are frequently used at romantic celebrations. Known as “The Bard of Avon,” William Shakespeare is arguably the greatest English-language writer known. Enormously popular during his life, Shakespeare’s works continue to resonate more than three centuries after his death, as has his influence on theatre and literature. Shakespeare’s innovative use of character, language, and experimentation with romance as tragedy served as a foundation for later playwrights and dramatists, and some of his most famous lines of dialogue have become part of everyday speech. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Brick Shakespeare

By John McCann,Monica Sweeney,Becky Thomas
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1629140872
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 487
  • Pdf File: brick-shakespeare.pdf

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Explore four of Shakespeare’s comedies like never before—with LEGO bricks! This book presents Shakespeare’s most delightful comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, and The Tempest, in one thousand amazing color photographs. This unique adaptation of the world’s most famous plays stays true to Shakespeare’s original text, while giving audiences an exciting new perspective as the stories are retold with the universally beloved construction toy. Get caught up in hilarious misadventures as brick Puck leads the lovers astray through the brick forests of Athens. Watch Cupid kill with traps in the plot to marry Beatrice and Benedict. Marvel at the changing disguises of the men vying for brick Bianca’s affections, and feel the churn of the ocean as Prospero sinks his brother’s ship into the brick sea. These iconic stories jump off the page with fun, creative sets built brick by brick, scene by scene! This incredible method of storytelling gives new life to Shakespeare’s masterpieces. With an abridged form that maintains original Shakespearean language and modern visuals, this ode to the Bard is sure to please all audiences, from the most versed Shakespeare enthusiasts to young students and newcomers alike!

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Opus 61

By Felix Mendelssohn
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  • Publisher : Alfred Music
  • Book Code : 9781457468513
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 993
  • Pdf File: a-midsummer-night-s-dream-opus-61.pdf

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Expertly arranged miniature score of Mendelssohn's "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

Only Fools Fall

By Lily Cahill
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  • Publisher : Nameless Shameless Women
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 195
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 322
  • Pdf File: only-fools-fall.pdf

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The course of true love never did run smooth ... Damon Reed has lived a solitary half-existence in the woods outside Verona since the death of his wife and infant son. He spends more time in his bear than as a man. But there is one woman he can’t stop dreaming about: shy bookworm, Lena Rodriguez. When he sees Lena dance in the Rite of Spring festival, he can no longer conceal his desire. But what can he offer Lena except for a broken man who’s almost lost all his humanity? Lena Rodriguez moved to magical Verona after her witch mother’s death in a search for her own power, but so far, nothing. All the magic in her life comes from the books she loves. But there is one bright spot—the monthly visit from the quiet, moody Damon Reed. She wishes he would love her … but in Verona, you have to be careful what you wish for. Are his feelings real or magic? And is she strong enough to find out? One hot summer night in Verona, magic runs wild. But is magic enough to keep Lena and Damon from letting their heads drown out their hearts? Find out in this modern-day adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The Shifters of Verona series is best read in order, and contains steamy paranormal romance retellings of the following Shakespeare classics: Romeo & Juliet (Star-Crossed), The Taming of the Shrew (Tamed), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Only Fools Fall) and Much Ado About Nothing (Alter Me). Each book has an HEA with a new featured couple every book.