A Midsummer Night s Dream Norton Critical Editions

K. Chesterton This Norton Critical Edition includes: • Shakespeare’s most popular comedy—with its unforgettable love triangles, woodland fairies, and magic—based on Grace Ioppolo’s conflated text (Q1 with F1 variants) and ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393523160

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 886

“In the pure poetry and intoxication of words, Shakespeare never rose higher than he rises in this play.” —G. K. Chesterton This Norton Critical Edition includes: • Shakespeare’s most popular comedy—with its unforgettable love triangles, woodland fairies, and magic—based on Grace Ioppolo’s conflated text (Q1 with F1 variants) and accompanied by her introduction, note on the text, and explanatory annotations. • Five illustrations. • Seven sources for the play, including those by Geoffrey Chaucer, Plutarch, and Lucius Apuleius. • Fifteen wide-ranging critical assessments, including ones by Jan Kott, Margo Hendricks, and Peter Brook. • Adaptations of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Robert Cox and Henry Purcell and Elkanah Settle. • A Selected Bibliography. About the Series Read by more than 12 million students over fifty-five years, Norton Critical Editions set the standard for apparatus that is right for undergraduate readers. The three-part format—annotated text, contexts, and criticism—helps students to better understand, analyze, and appreciate the literature, while opening a wide range of teaching possibilities for instructors. Whether in print or in digital format, Norton Critical Editions provide all the resources students need.

A Midsummer Night s Dream

Presents Shakespeare's popular comedy of love and mistaken identity.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743482816

Category: Drama

Page: 256

View: 724

Presents Shakespeare's popular comedy of love and mistaken identity.

The Oxford Shakespeare A Midsummer Night s Dream

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.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 0199535868

Category: Drama

Page: 288

View: 661

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 capable.


A Midsummer Night s Dream

An annotated edition of Shakespeare's comedy in which young lovers enter a world of sprites and fairies, and an amateur play production entertains all; also includes essays on Shakespeare's theatrical world and his texts, and a scholarly ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143128582

Category: Athens (Greece)

Page: 88

View: 215

This legendary Shakespeare series features authoritative and meticulously researched texts paired with scholarship by renowned Shakespeareans. Updated for the 21st-century by editors Stephen Orgel of Stanford University and A. R. Braunmuller of UCLA, each book includes an essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare's time, an introduction to the individual play, and a detailed note on the text used. With all new cover designs, these affordable Shakespeares are perfect for students, teachers, scholars and theatre professionals alike.

A Midsummer Night s Dream

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

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Uitgeverij De Boeck Secundair onderwijs

ISBN: 9788853000330

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 96

View: 198

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


A Midsummer Night s Dream

THESEUS Now, fair Hippolyta, our nuptial hour Draws on apace; four happy days bring in Another moon; but, oh, methinks, how slow This old moon wanes!

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3748166109

Category: Fiction

Page: 67

View: 916

THESEUS Now, fair Hippolyta, our nuptial hour Draws on apace; four happy days bring in Another moon; but, oh, methinks, how slow This old moon wanes! She lingers my desires, Like to a step-dame or a dowager, Long withering out a young man's revenue. HIPPOLYTA Four days will quickly steep themselves in nights; Four nights will quickly dream away the time; And then the moon, like to a silver bow New bent in heaven, shall behold the night Of our solemnities.

William Shakespeare s a Midsummer Night s Dream

A simplified prose retelling of Shakespeare's play about the strange events that take place in a forest inhabited by fairies who magically transform the romantic fate of two young couples.

Author: Bruce Coville

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780142501689

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 306

A simplified prose retelling of Shakespeare's play about the strange events that take place in a forest inhabited by fairies who magically transform the romantic fate of two young couples.

A Midsummer Night s Dream

A prose retelling of Shakespeare's play about mixed-up love among humans and fairies, includes background information, character summary, and commonly asked questions about the play.

Author: Adam McKeown

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402736308

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

View: 227

A prose retelling of Shakespeare's play about mixed-up love among humans and fairies, includes background information, character summary, and commonly asked questions about the play.

A Midsummer Night s Dream

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: Dorothea Kehler

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780815320098

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 490

View: 289

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A Midsummer Night s Dream

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: Dorothea Kehler

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0815338902

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 490

View: 604

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Oxford Shakespeare A Midsummer Night s Dream

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.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192834201

Category: Drama

Page: 275

View: 492

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 capable. - ;A Midsummer Night's Dream is perhaps the best loved of Shakepeare's plays. It brings together aristocrats, workers, and fairies in a wood outside Athens, and from there the enchantment begins. Simple and engaging on the surface, it is none the less a highly original and sophisticated work, remarkable for both its literary and its theatrical mastery. It is one of the very few of Shakespeare's plays which do not draw on narrative sources, which suggests that it reflects his deepest imaginative concerns to an unusual degree. In his introduction 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 capable. -

A Midsummer Night s Dream Reader s Theater Script Fluency Lesson

This Shakespeare reader's theater script builds fluency through oral reading.

Author: Tamara Hollingsworth

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1425883338

Category:

Page: 23

View: 797

This Shakespeare reader's theater script builds fluency through oral reading. The creative script captures students' interest, so they want to practice and perform. Included is a fluency lesson and approximate reading levels for the script roles.

A Midsummer Night s Dream

"This edition of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' provides a clear and authoritative text, detailed notes and commentary on the same page as the text and a full introduction discussing the critical and historical background to the play" -- ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408133490

Category: Drama

Page: 400

View: 473

"This edition of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' provides a clear and authoritative text, detailed notes and commentary on the same page as the text and a full introduction discussing the critical and historical background to the play" -- Provided by publisher.

A Midsummer Night s Dream

In this series, the text is shortened, but the language is unchanged. Added are optional announcers, stage directions, descriptions and productions notes.

Author: Diane Davidson

Publisher: Swan Books

ISBN: 9780767508353

Category: Athens (Greece)

Page: 59

View: 999

In this series, the text is shortened, but the language is unchanged. Added are optional announcers, stage directions, descriptions and productions notes.




A Midsummer Night s Dream

Change and transformation are central to the action, themes and language of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Author: Helen Hackett

Publisher: Northcote House Pub Limited

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 88

View: 656

Change and transformation are central to the action, themes and language of A Midsummer Night's Dream. In this lucid study Helen Hackett shows how the play participates in a widespread 1590s concern with mutability; often, as here, expressed through moon-imagery, and associated with representations of the ageing Virgin Queen. However, it is also very much a play about procreative change, set at one of the 'green hinges' of the year, to use Angela Carter's phrase. The happy ending is marked by multiple marriages; and yet, these marriages have been achieved through conflict and force. Comedy veers close to tragedy, and vice versa in the inset Pyramus and Thisbe performance, illustrating Shakespeare's sense of the innate indeterminacy of genres. It is also Shakespeare's most Spenserian play in its depiction of a supernaturally animated natural world, providing the grounds for the characterization of Shakespeare as a poet of nature which was to prove so influential for Milton and the Romantics.