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Shakespeare's intertwined love polygons begin to get complicated from the start—Demetrius and Lysander both want Hermia but she only has eyes for Lysander. Bad news is, Hermia's father wants Demetrius for a son-in-law. On the outside is Helena, whose unreturned love burns hot for Demetrius. Hermia and Lysander plan to flee from the city under cover of darkness but are pursued by an enraged Demetrius (who is himself pursued by an enraptured Helena). In the forest, unbeknownst to the
Two pairs of star-crossed lovers, a feuding pair of supernatural sprites, and a love potion gone awry all come together in an enchanted moonlit forest.
An adaptation of the classic Shakespeare play by the author's second grade class.
This major new complete edition of Shakespeare's works combines accessibility with the latest scholarship. Each play and collection of poems is preceded by a substantial introduction that looks at textual and literary-historical issues. The texts themselves have been scrupulously edited and are accompanied by same-page notes and glossaries. Particular attention has been paid to the design of the book to ensure that this first new edition of the twenty-first century is both attractive and approachable.
HUMOUR & COMEDY Two young lovers, Hermia and Lysander, meet in the wood with the intention of running away and getting married secretly. They are followed by Demetrius, who loves Hermia, and Helena, who is in love with Demetrius. What they don’t know is that the wood is enchanted… Dossiers: Shakespeare's Sources The Elizabethan Performance
Perhaps the most popular from all of Shakespeare's comedies, humorously celebrates the vagaries of love. The approaching wedding festivities of Theseus, Duke of Athens, and his bride-to-be, Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, are delightfully crisscrossed with in-again, off-again romances of two young pairs of Athenian lovers; a fateful rivalry between the King and Queen of the Fairies; and the theatrical aspirations of a bumbling troupe of Athenian laborers. It all ends happily in wedding-night revelry complete with a play-within-a-play presented
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public
Harold F. Brooks takes this popular Shakespearean comedy/fantasy to task, examining all the aspects of the play with regard to characterization, story, plot twists, and other aspects designed to engage inquiring students' minds.
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
A Midsummer Night S Dream Is Acclaimed As The Best Of The Early Comedies Of Shakespeare. It Brings Together The Elements Of Romance, Supernatural Forces And Earthy Common Sense In An Unprecedented Blend Of Magical Harmony. The Present Study Aims At Making The Text More Accessible To The Serious Student Of Shakespeare. Besides Providing The Socio-Political Milieu Of Shakespeare S Time, It Gives A Scene-Wise Critical Summary Of The Text. It Contains Numerous Citations From The Text, Thus Providing Ample
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.