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Our Signet Classic Shakespeare Series was extensively revised in 1998. We offer the best of everything — unforgettable works edited by eminent Shakespeare scholars, comprehensive notes on the text, an essay on Shakespeare's life and times, source material, critical commentaries, extensive bibliographies, and footnotes. And there's more
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Newly revised, this comic play by Shakespeare features a new Introduction by Sylvan Barnet, former Chairman of the English Department at Tufts University, an updated bibliography, suggested references, and stage and film history.
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William Hazlitt: From The Characters of Shakespeare?s Plays
Henry Alonzo Myers: ?Romeo and Juliet? and ?A Midsummer Night?s Dream?: Tragedy and Comedy
John Russell Brown From Shakespeare and His Comedies
Frank Kermode: ?A Midsummer Night?s Dream?
Linda Bamber: The Status of the Feminine in Shakespearean Comedy
Sylvan Barnet: ?A Midsummer Night?s Dream? on the Stage and Screen
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