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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Publisher Comments:

Professor Foakes offers a new perspective on what is perhaps Shakespeare's most popular comedy, and also a profound, archetypal play. The introduction describes the two main traditions in the stage history of A Midsummer Night's Dream, one emphasising charm and innocence, the other stressing darker suggestions of violence and sexuality, and relates them to similar traditions in critical interpretation, showing that both are necessary to a full understanding of the play. A number of illustrations show the variety of ways in which the play has been staged, including Peter Brook's 1970 production. The concise editorial commentary is especially concerned to help the reader visualise the play in performance.

Synopsis:

An international team of scholars offers:- modernised, easily accessible texts- ample but unobtrusive academic guidance- attention to the theatrical qualities of each play and its stage history- informative illustrations, including reconstructions of early performances

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; Abbreviations and conventions; Introduction; Note on the text; List of characters; The play; Textual analysis; Appendix; Reading list.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521293891
Editor:
Foakes, R. A.
Author:
Foakes, R. A.
Author:
Shakespeare, William
Author:
Braunmuller, A. R.
Author:
Gibbons, Brian
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge Cambridgeshire ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
Shakespeare, william, 1564-1616
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Comedies
Subject:
Fairy plays
Subject:
Athens (Greece) Drama.
Subject:
Man-woman relationships -- Greece -- Athens -- Drama.
Subject:
Courtship -- Drama.
Subject:
General Drama
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
New Cambridge Shakespeare
Series Volume:
TM 5-3820-243-14&P
Publication Date:
19841115
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 half-tones 2 figures
Pages:
181
Dimensions:
8.98x6.00x.42 in. .61 lbs.

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