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A midsummer night's dream / William Shakespeare ; edited by David Bevington ; David Scott Kastan, James Hammersmith, and Robert Kean Turner, associate editors ; with a foreword by Joseph Papp

By: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Contributor(s): Bevington, David M.
Material type: TextTextSeries: A Bantam classic.Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2012Edition: 1st ed.Description: xxxiii, 120 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1444184946.Subject(s): Courtship -- Drama | Athens (Greece) -- DramaGenre/Form: Fairy plays | Comedies.DDC classification: 822.33 Dissertation note: 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. 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 Summary: Background information accompanies Shakespeare's play about lovers' triangles and the interaction of fairies and mortals
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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.

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

Includes bibliographical references (pages 99-103)

Background information accompanies Shakespeare's play about lovers' triangles and the interaction of fairies and mortals

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