A midsummer night's dream

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A Midsummer Nights Dream is perhaps the best loved of Shakepeares plays. It brings together aristocrats, workers, and fairies in a wood outside Athens, and from there the enchantment begins. Simple a...
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A Midsummer Nights Dream is perhaps the best loved of Shakepeares 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 Shakespeares 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 Shakespeares construction of a world of night and shadows. Both here and in his commentary he explores the plays extensive performance history to illustrate the wide range of interpretations of which it is capable. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford Worlds Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe.
Uitgever Oxford University Press
Druk 1
ISBN/EAN 9780199535866
Auteur Shakespeare, W.
Vakken Engels

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