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 Nights Dream

Side by Sides

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Prestwick House Inc

ISBN: 1580495141

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 174

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

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521532477

Category: Drama

Page: 156

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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 Night's Dream

Author: William Shakespeare,Alan Durband

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748702787

Category: Drama

Page: 217

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Shakespeare Made Easy is ideal for an introduction to Shakespeare. In each volume the complete original text is laid out side-by-side with a full modern English translation. Shakespeare Made Easy is intended for readers approaching the plays for the first time who find the language of Elizabethan poetic drama an initial obstacle to understanding and enjoyment. This series concentrates on the dramatic aspect of Shakespearea s works, enabling novices to become familiar with the plot and characters. The Shakespeare Made Easy series contains practical exercises to help students easily grasp the language, characters and themes of the plays.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0791095959

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 260

View: 6041

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

Shakespeare: The Critical Tradition

Author: Judith M. Kennedy,Richard F. Kennedy

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1847141757

Category: Drama

Page: 488

View: 1693

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.

William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Author: Harold Bloom,William Shakespeare

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438132018

Category: English drama

Page: 199

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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.

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Timeless Shakespeare)

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publ

ISBN: 1602918414

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

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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.

Midsummer Night's Dream

Author: William Shakespeare,Daniel Conner

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 1617865168

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 5139

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.

The Soul of Athens

Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Author: Jan H. Blits

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739106532

Category: Drama

Page: 211

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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.