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A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Oxford Shakespeare William Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Oxford Shakespeare By William Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Oxford Shakespeare by William Shakespeare


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A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Oxford Shakespeare Summary

A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Oxford Shakespeare by William Shakespeare

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.

A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Oxford Shakespeare Reviews

The commentary is admirably lucid and undogmatic on textual variants ... The introduction is of the kind that ponders and explores. Holland's method is to take each aspect or element of the play and consider it in the light of earlier traditions ... his critical position emerges unobtrusively but persuasively from the attested facts. * M.M. Mahoud, YES, 27, 1996 *

About William Shakespeare

Peter Holland is Wilson University Lecturer in Drama at the Faculty of English, Cambridge University. He is also a drama reviewer for BBC radio and the TLS, a Syndic of Cambridge University Press, and a Governor of the Royal Shakespeare Company; he has published widely on theatre generally and Shakespeare in particular

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GOR003517219
9780199535866
0199535868
A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Oxford Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
Used - Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2008-04-17
288
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