PUCK.How now, spirit! Whither wander you?FAIRYOver hill, over dale, Thorough bush, thorough brier, Over park, over pale, Thorough flood, thorough fire, I do wander everywhere, Swifter than the moon's sphere;And I serve the Fairy Queen, To dew her orbs upon the green.The cowslips tall her pensioners be, In their gold coats spots you see;Those be rubies, fairy favours, In those freckles live their savours.I must go seek some dew-drops here, And hang a pearl in every cowslip's ear.Farewell, thou lob of spirits; I'll be gone.Our Queen and all her elves come here anon.PUCK.The King doth keep his revels here tonight;Take heed the Queen come not within his sight, For Oberon is passing fell and wrath, Because that she, as her attendant, hathA lovely boy, stol'n from an Indian king;She never had so sweet a changeling.And jealous Oberon would have the childKnight of his train, to trace the forests wild: But she perforce withholds the lovèd boy, Crowns him with flowers, and makes him all her joy.And now they never meet in grove or green, By fountain clear, or spangled starlight sheen, But they do square; that all their elves for fearCreep into acorn cups, and hide them there.FAIRYEither I mistake your shape and making quite, Or else you are that shrewd and knavish spriteCall'd Robin
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 Facing-Pages Translation into Contemporary English
Author: Jonnie Patricia Mobley
Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
This edition offers a new way to read and study A Midsummer Night's Dream - without distracting footnotes. A freshly edited version of the original text, incorporating the latest scholarship, appears opposite a modern English translation that parallels the original, line-for-line.
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.
The course of true love never did run smooth... Demetrius loves Hermia, but Helena loves Demetrius. Hermia loves Lysander but has been promised to Demetrius. When the young people run away to the forest and the fairies also get involved, mix ups and confusion follow. Can it all be sorted out before morning?
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. -
Change and transformation are central to the action, themes and language of A Midsummer Night's Dream. This is a study of A Midsummer Night's Dream in relation to its contemporary contexts and later influences, covering mutability, moon-imagery, fertility, the mingling of genres, and the supernatural animation of nature