A Midsummer Night's Dream

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0791095959

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 260

View: 8872

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

Second Series

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781903436608

Category: Drama

Page: 164

View: 5600

An insightful Arden edition of this enduringly popular Shakespearean comedy.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Author: William Shakespeare,Terri Bourus

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402226802

Category: Drama

Page: 268

View: 6733

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: Jay L. Halio

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719062216

Category: Drama

Page: 208

View: 7870

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

Critical Essays

Author: Dorothea Kehler

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780815320098

Category: Drama

Page: 490

View: 5311

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents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: 2578

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 for Kids

Author: Lois Burdett,William Shakespeare

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781552091241

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 2251

An adaptation of the classic Shakespeare play by the author's second grade class.

A Midsummer Nights Dream

Side by Sides

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Prestwick House Inc

ISBN: 1580495141

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 174

View: 8715

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

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: 8502

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' in Context

Magic, Madness and Mayhem

Author: Keith Linley

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783085568

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 295

View: 8822

Everything you need to know about the cultural contexts of 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream'. Is this just a light-hearted romp or is Shakespeare trying to make serious points about courtship, love, marriage and human folly? This book provides detailed in-depth discussion of the various influences that an Elizabethan audience would have brought to interpreting the play. How did people think about the world, about God, about sin, about kings, about civilized conduct, about the magic and madness of love and attraction? Historical, literary, political, sociological backgrounds are explained within the biblical-moral matrices by which the play would have been judged. This book links real life in the late 1590s to the world on the stage. Discover the orthodox beliefs people held about religion. Meet the Devil, Sin and Death. Learn about the social hierarchy, gender relationships, court corruption, class tensions, the literary profile of the time, attitudes to comedy – and all the subversions, transgressions, and oppositions that made the play a hilarious farce but also an unsettling picture of a world so close to disaster.

Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Shortened and Simplified Version in Modern English

Author: William Shakespeare,John Hort,Leela Hort

Publisher: The Kabet Press

ISBN: 9780948662034

Category: Art

Page: 39

View: 2161

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

Author: Anonym

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640669479

Category:

Page: 40

View: 5982

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."