A Midsummer Night's Dream

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0791095959

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 260

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Contains a selection of criticism through the centuries on the play, plus an accessible summary, analysis of key passages, a comprehensive list of characters, and a biography of Shakespeare.

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

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 161042624X

Category: Drama

Page: 150

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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

Critical Essays

Author: Dorothea Kehler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135886679

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 504

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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.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521532477

Category: Drama

Page: 156

View: 6471

A new section of the Introduction to this updated edition considers important professional theater productions and the large output of scholarly criticism on the play which have appeared in recent years. The Reading List has been revised and augmented to reflect the scope of the revised edition. First Edition Hb (1985): 0-521-22194-3 First Edition Pb (1985): 0-521-29389-8

A Midsummer Nights Dream

Side by Sides

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Prestwick House Inc

ISBN: 1580495141

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 174

View: 2158

Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Author: Jay L. Halio

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719062216

Category: Drama

Page: 208

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After an historical survey of A Midsummer Night's Dream from Shakespeare's time through to the 19th century, Jay Halio focuses primarily on 20th century productions and adaptations, for film and television as well as for the stage. Chapters are devoted to productions by Max Reinhardt, Peter Hall, Robert Lepage, and especially to Peter Brook's landmark production in 1970 and the reactions to it. Using a wealth of personal experience, as well as original promptbooks and critical reviews, Halio shows how differently but still very effectively the play may be staged, as the wide variety of plays he records. This second, enlarged edition contains three new chapters on Adrian Noble's RSC production and film, Michael Hoffman's film, and the Dream in China. Written in clear, jargon-free language, this is the only book so far in print that offers an extended study of major 20th-century productions of the Dream in their historical context.

Understanding A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents

Author: Faith Nostbakken

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313322136

Category: Drama

Page: 197

View: 6243

Going beyond a dramatic analysis, this casebook examines fascinating topics in the play-- such as love, marriage, holidays, and dreams-- and their relation to contemporary trends and topics.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeare: The Critical Tradition

Author: Judith M. Kennedy,Richard F. Kennedy

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1847141757

Category: Drama

Page: 488

View: 9566

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.

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Timeless Shakespeare)

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publ

ISBN: 1602918414

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 5241

Timeless Shakespeare-designed for the struggling reader and adapted to retain the integrity of the original play. These classic plays retold will grab a student's attention from the first page. Presented in traditional play script format, each title features simplified language, easy-to-read type, and strict adherence to the tone and integrity of the original. Some playful fairies decide to make mischief with unsuspecting humans. Can true love overcome all obstacles? Two young Athenian couples are put to the test. Comedy reigns in this enchanting fantasy about the nature of romantic love.

William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Author: Harold Bloom,William Shakespeare

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438132018

Category: English drama

Page: 199

View: 5299

Camus's landmark novel traces the aftermath of a shocking crime and the man whose fate is sealed with one rash and foolhardy act. The Stranger presents readers with a new kind of protagonist, a man unable to transcend the tedium and inherent absurdity of everyday existence in a world indifferent to the struggles and strivings of its human denizens. This addition to the Bloom's Guides series features an annotated bibliography and a listing of works by the author for further reading.