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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeare, William (Book - 2009)
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A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Each edition includes: * Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play * Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play * Scene-by-scene plot summaries * A key to famous lines and phrases * An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language * An essay by an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play * Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books Essay by Catherine Belsey The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs.
Authors: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Title: A midsummer night's dream
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2009
Characteristics: lii, 204 p. :,ill. ;,18 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by William Shakespeare ; edited by Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine
Notes: At head of title: Folger Shakespeare library
Contents: Shakespeare's A midsummer night's dream
Reading Shakespeare's language : A midsummer night's dream
Shakespeare's life
Shakespeare's theater
The publication of Shakespeare's plays
An introduction to this text
A midsummer night's dream : text of the play with commentary
Textual notes
A midsummer night's dream : a modern perspective / by Catherine Belsey
Further reading
Key to famous lines and phrases
ISBN: 9780743477543
Branch Call Number: 822.33 T1m 2009
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-202)
Subject Headings: Athens (Greece) Drama Courtship Drama Hippolyta (Greek mythology) Drama Theseus (Greek mythology) Drama Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Midsummer night's dream
Topical Term: Courtship
Hippolyta (Greek mythology)
Theseus (Greek mythology)
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One of Shakespeare's most popular plays, it mixes elements of mistaken identity, love spells and rowdy humor using beautiful surreal prose.

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Jun 26, 2014
  • tonging rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I love Shakespeare!

Aug 07, 2013
  • ganeshya_kaaneeshan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Overall, wonderful and well-written! Shakespeare is one of my favourite authors! I like Midsummer Night's Dream! I want to read it again!

Just need to find meanings of some words and translate from Old English to New English after reading each page (the meanings should be given below each page).

Aug 06, 2013
  • AngelFire101 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Really well written book !!

Apr 17, 2013
  • CatMother_0 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a superb, annotated, foot marked, and analyzed version of the play from the very best source --- The Oxford Press. If you really want to understand the plot, the historical background, and the language of the play, then check out this copy.

Sep 26, 2011
  • zaire189 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Another one of many great Shakespearean plays. This is the play I like best because it's light and funny. It plays around with the concepts between illusion and reality. Truly entertaining! :D


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Jul 24, 2013
  • Michael17bpl rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"Egeus, I will overbear your will."
"Lord, what fools these mortals be."
"The course of true love never did run smooth."

Jun 13, 2008
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The course of true love never did run smooth.


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