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A midsummer night's dream (New ed.)

By: Shakespeare, William Holland, Peter(Volume editor)

Part of the Oxford World's Classics series
0199535868 / 9780199535866
Paperback
822.3'3
01/12/2009
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England
20 cm 288 p. : ill.
General (US: Trade)  Learn More
Quiz No: 200693, Points 3.00, Book Level 10.90,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More
Reprint. This ed. originally published: Oxford: Clarendon, 1994.

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.

ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe.

Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

BIC:

2AB English, DDS Shakespeare plays, DSGS Shakespeare studies & criticism

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