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

The Oxford Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192834201

Category: Drama

Page: 275

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A Midsummer Night's Dream is perhaps the best loved of Shakespeare's plays. It brings together aristocrats, workers, and fairies in a wood outside Athens, and from there the enchantment begins. In the introduction to this edition, 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. - ;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. -

Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Author: Nicolas Tredell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113707583X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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A Midsummer Night's Dream is an enchanting and extraordinary comedy. With its rich poetry and vigorous prose, and its combination of magic, myth, romance and humour, it ranks among Shakespeare's most popular and memorable plays. However, it has also increasingly been recognized as a profound and penetrating exploration of love, desire, gender, social hierarchy, dramatic art, imagination and vision. In this Reader's Guide, Nicolas Tredell: • explores the key critical responses to the play, from the late seventeenth to the twenty-first centuries • provides succinct and searching accounts of the most vibrant commentaries and interpretations • sets these accounts in their critical, theoretical and historical contexts. Informed and incisive, this survey is an invaluable resource for students, teachers and all those who wish to enhance their grasp of Dream criticism and engage in the ongoing critical debates about the play.

A Midsummer Night's Dream 3 Audio CD Set

Author: William Shakespeare,Naxos AudioBooks

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521624879

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 15

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The cast of this unabridged recording of A Midsummer Night's Dream includes Warren Mitchell as Bottom and Sarah Woodward as Titania.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Author: Martin White

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137241217

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

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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.

A Midsommer Nights Dreame

Applause First Folio Editions

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1476844712

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 96

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(Applause Books). If there has ever been a groundbreaking edition that likewise returns the reader to the original Shakespeare text, it will be THE APPLAUSE FOLIO TEXTS. If there has ever been an accessible version of the Folio, it is this edition, set for the first time in modern fonts. The Folio is the source of all other editions. The Folio text forces us to re-examine the assumptions and prejudices which have encumbered over four hundred years of scholarship and performance. Notes refer the reader to subsequent editorial interventions, and offer the reader a multiplicity of interpretations. Notes also advise the reader on variations between Folios and Quartos. Prepared and annotated by Neil Freeman, Head, Graduate Directing Program, University of British Columbia.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Guide to the Play

Author: Jay L. Halio

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313321900

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

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This reference covers the comedy's genesis, history, characters, plot, themes, and reception.

Marxist Shakespeares

Author: Jean E. Howard,Scott Cutler Shershow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134633041

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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Marxist Shakespeares uses the rich analytic resources of the Marxist tradition to look at Shakespeare's plays afresh. The book offers new insights into the historical conditions within which Shakespeare's representations of class and gender emerged, and into Shakespeare's role in the global culture industry stretching from Hollywood to the Globe Theatre. A vital resource for students of Shakespeare which includes Marx's own readings of Shakespeare, Derrida on Marx, and also Bourdieu, Bataillle, Negri and Alice Clark.

Herrschergestalten bei Shakespeare

untersucht vor dem Hintergrund zeitgenössischer Vorstellungen vom Herrscherideal

Author: Renate Schruff

Publisher: Max Niemeyer Verlag

ISBN: N.A

Category: Kings and rulers in literature

Page: 299

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Shakespeare's stage world is a deeply royal world, with royal characters featuring in all his plays. But how did Shakespeare depict his princes? Which of the traditions of the day, established for example in royal portraiture, in the speculum principis or the courtesy book literature, can we trace in Shakespeare's own depiction of royalty? And what influence did that quintessentially English legal fiction of the 'Two Bodies of the King', and the cluster of royal metaphors revolving around it, have on Shakespeare's princes? In tackling these questions, the study goes on to explore the very essence of kingship, which it finds caught up in the eternal and irresolvable tension between the ideal and the real and characterised by the delicate balance of diverging elements that lends Shakespeare's royal characters their lasting fascination.

The New Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare

Author: Margreta De Grazia,Stanley Wells

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521886325

Category: Drama

Page: 360

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Twenty-one essays provide lively and authoritative approaches to the literary, historical, cultural and performative aspects of Shakespeare works.

The Practical Shakespeare

The Plays in Practice and on the Page

Author: Colin Butler

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0821416219

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 205

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A comprehensive treatment of Shakespeare's plays in clear prose, The Practical Shakespeare: The Plays in Practice and on the Page illuminates for a general audience how and why the plays work so well.Noting in detail the practical and physical limitations the Bard faced as he worked out the logistics of his plays, Colin Butler demonstrates how Shakespeare incorporated and exploited those limitations to his advantage: his management of entrances and exits; his characterization technique; his handling of scenes off stage; his control of audience responses; his organization of major scenes; and his use of prologues and choruses. A different aspect of the plays is covered in each chapter?and all chapters are free-standing, for separate consultation. For easy access, chapters also are subdivided, and each part has its own heading. Butler draws most of his examples from mainstream plays, such as Macbeth, Othello, and Much Ado About Nothing. He brings special focus to A Midsummer Night's Dream, which is treated as one of Shakespeare's most important plays. Butler supports his major points with quotations, so readers can understand an issue even if they are unfamiliar with the particular play being discussed. The author also cross-references dramatic devices among plays, increasing enjoyment and understanding of Shakespeare's achievements. Clear, jargon-free, easy-to-use, and comprehensive, The Practical Shakespeare looks to the elements of stagecraft and playwriting as a conduit for students, teachers, and general audiences to engage with, understand, and appreciate the genius of Shakespeare. Colin Butler, previously the head of an English department at a British grammar school, lives in Canterbury, England, where he writes on literary subjects.

The Text of King Lear

Author: Madeleine Doran

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Lear, King (Legendary character), in literature

Page: 148

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König Lear

ein Trauerspiel in fünf Aufzügen

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 110

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Shakespeare and the Visual Imagination

Author: Stuart Sillars

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107029953

Category: Art

Page: 333

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A fully illustrated study of Shakespeare's awareness of traditions in visual art and their presence in his plays and poems.

Shakespeare Survey

Author: Kenneth Muir

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521523684

Category: Drama

Page: 232

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The first fifty volumes of this yearbook of Shakespeare studies are being reissued in paperback.

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

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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.

Romeo and Juliet

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139835270

Category: Literary Collections

Page: N.A

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Professor Evans helps the reader to visualise the stage action of Romeo and Juliet, a vital element in the play's significance and useful to students approaching it for the first time. The history of the play in the theatre is accompanied by illustrations of notable productions from the eighteenth century onwards. A lucid commentary alerts the reader to the difficulties of language, thought and staging. For this updated edition Thomas Moisan has added a new section to the Introduction which takes account of the number of important professional theatre productions and the large output of scholarly criticism on the play which have appeared in recent years. The Reading List has also been revised and augmented.