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A midsummer night's dream

Author: William Shakespeare; Peter Holland
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The 1600 First Quarto edition of A Midsummer Night's Dream is the only text of the play to have been printed in Shakespeare's lifetime and has served as the source for virtually all subsequent editions. It has many features suggesting that it was printed from Shakespeare's 'foul papers' - his manuscript draft - and that this draft had undergone revision before reaching the publishing house." "The First Quarto text  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fairy plays
Drama
Comedies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Midsummer night's dream.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994
(OCoLC)607851362
Online version:
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Midsummer night's dream.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994
(OCoLC)622810327
Named Person: Theseus, King of Athens; Hippolyta, (Greek mythological character); Theseus, King of Athens.; William Shakespeare; Hippolyta, (Greek mythological character)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Shakespeare; Peter Holland
ISBN: 0198129289 9780198129288 0192814567 9780192814562
OCLC Number: 30026821
Description: ix, 275 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Shakespeare and his stage --
The texts of the plays --
A midsummer night's dream.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Holland.
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Simple and engaging on the surface, 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' is none the less a highly original and sophisticated work, remarkable for both its literary and its theatrical mastery. Peter Holland  Read more...

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The commentary is admirably lucid and undogmatic on textual variants ... The introduction is of the kind that ponders and explores. Holland's method is to take each aspect or element of the play and Read more...

 
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