A Midsummer Night's Dream

January 1, 1988|
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
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Magic, love spells, and an enchanted wood provide the materials for one of Shakespeare’s most delightful comedies. When four young lovers, fleeing the Athenian law and their own mismatched rivalries, take to the forest of Athens, their lives become entangled with a feud between the King and Queen of the Fairies. Some Athenian tradesmen, rehearsing a play for the forthcoming wedding of Duke Theseus and his bride, Hippolyta, unintentionally add to the hilarity. The result is a marvelous mix-up of desire and enchantment, merriment and farce, all touched by Shakespeare’s inimitable vision of the intriguing relationship between art and life, dreams and the waking world.

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
William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in April 1564, and his birth is traditionally celebrated on April 23. The facts of his life, known from surviving documents, are sparse. He was one of eight children born to John Shakespeare, a merchant of some standing in his community. William probably went to the King’s Ne...
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Title:A Midsummer Night's Dream
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Product dimensions:224 pages, 6.86 X 4.15 X 0.6 in
Shipping dimensions:224 pages, 6.86 X 4.15 X 0.6 in
Published:January 1, 1988
Publisher:Random House Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780553213003

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