A Midsummer Night's Dream (Propeller Shakespeare)

Author: William Shakespeare,Roger Warren

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849436746

Category: Drama

Page: 87

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One of Shakespeare’s most original and eloquent plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream brilliantly interweaves four contrasting groups of characters to present a many-sided view of love in all its aspects: its joys and sadness, its idealism and selfishness, its physical and spiritual elements. This performing edition was prepared for Propeller’s all-male company of twelve actors, at the Watermill Theatre, Newbury, and toured the West End in 2003. Propeller’s markedly contemporary approach to Shakespeare brought great success for Rose Rage, their version of the Henry VI plays, whichwon the TMA/Barclays Theatre Award for the best touring production of 2001.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775412857

Category: Drama

Page: 130

View: 2548

Midsummer Night's Dream is Shakespeare's classic tale of two couples who can't quite pair up to everyone's satisfaction. Demetrius and Lysander love Hermia. Hermia loves Lysander but has been promised to Demetrius by her father. Hermia's best friend Helena loves Demetrius, but in his obsession for Hermia Demetrius barely even notices her smitten friend. When Hermia and Lysander plan to elope all four find themselves in the forest late at night where the fairy Puck and his lord Oberon wreck havoc on the humans with a love potion that causes the victim to fall in love with the first thing they see upon waking.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Author: William Shakespeare,Terri Bourus

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402226802

Category: Drama

Page: 268

View: 2520

Newest addition to the Sourcebooks Shakespeare Experience series. Hear Shakespeare's words come to life, read a cast's experience, read an all new text edited by Shakespearian scholar Terri Bourus for Sourcebooks.

A midsummer night's dream

Author: James L. Calderwood

Publisher: Twayne Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 227

View: 9632

"Twayne's new critical introductions to Shakespeare." Discusses the key themes and concepts in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Critical Essays

Author: Dorothea Kehler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135886679

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 504

View: 2954

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: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0791095959

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 260

View: 9321

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 (Large Print 16pt)

Author: William Shakespeare(Auth Newlin(Editor)

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1459618165

Category:

Page: 112

View: 1782

This cutting focuses on three ridiculously funny and vibrant scenes from A MIDSUMMER NIGHT's DREAM. The first scene starts with Puck mistakenly anointing the eyes of the wrong lovers with love potion, leading to a madcap chase scene between Helena, Lysander, Hermia, and Demetrius. Scene two features Bottom's magical transformation to an ass, always an audience favorite. The final scene is the classic play within a play, where the Rude Mechanicals act out with tragical mirth the story of Pyramus and Thisbe, with specific comic suggestions for the characters, including Lion chasing Thisbe into the audience!

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: 5617

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

Author: Jay L. Halio

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719062216

Category: Drama

Page: 208

View: 5484

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.

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: 3254

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

Author: Joseph Sobran

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761430308

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 111

View: 7139

"A literary analysis of the play A Midsummer Night's Dream. Includes information on the history and culture of Elizabethan England"--Provided by publisher.

Love and Marriage in "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Author: Anonym

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640669479

Category:

Page: 40

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Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 3,0, University of Paderborn, language: English, abstract: Das Werk beschaftigt sich mit den Themen Liebe und Heirat in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" von William Shakespeare. Es vergleicht die Auffassung der Protagonisten mit den Informationen uber tatsachliche Sachverhalte zur Entstehungszeit. Die Arbeit ist auf Englisch verfasst."

The Soul of Athens

Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Author: Jan H. Blits

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739106532

Category: Drama

Page: 211

View: 5054

The Soul of Athens: Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" studies Shakespeare's portrayal of the founding of Athens through a close reading of one of the Bard's most memorable comedies. Coupling careful attention to detail with interpretive breadth, The Soul of Athens examines the nature of love, the natural doubleness of human thinking and the ambiguous relation of image and reality, as well as patriarchy and democracy, and heroic and moral virtue.