A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Folger Shakespeare Library)

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Folger Shakespeare Library) Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 0743477545
ISBN-13 9780743477543
Year 2004-01-01
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher Simon & Schuster
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In A Midsummer Nights Dream Shakespeare stages the workings of love Theseus and Hippolyta about to marry are figures from mythology In the woods outside Theseuss Athens two young men and two young women sort themselves out into couplesbut not before they form first one love triangle and then another Also in the woods the king and queen of fairyland Oberon and Titania battle over custody of an orphan boy Oberon uses magic to make Titania fall in love with a weaver named Bottom whose head is temporarily transformed into that of a donkey by a hobgoblin or puck Robin Goodfellow Finally Bottom and his companions ineptly stage the tragedy of Pyramus and Thisbe The authoritative edition of A Midsummer Nights Dream from The Folger Shakespeare Library the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers 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 the plays famous lines and phrases An introduction to reading Shakespeares language An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Librarys vast holdings of rare books An annotated guide to further reading Essay by Catherine Belsey The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC is home to the worlds largest collection of Shakespeares 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 For more information visit Folger edu

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