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A midsummer night's dream

Author: Harold Bloom; Janyce Marson
Publisher: New York, NY : Bloom's Literary Criticism, ©2008.
Series: Bloom's Shakespeare through the ages.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays regarding Shakespeare's "A midsummer night's dream."
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Named Person: William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Bloom; Janyce Marson
ISBN: 9780791095959 0791095959
OCLC Number: 191882098
Description: xii, 260 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Series introduction --
Introduction / Harold Bloom --
Biography of William Shakespeare --
Summary of A Midsummer Night's Dream --
Key passages in A Midsummer Night's Dream --
List of characters in A Midsummer Night's Dream --
Criticism through the ages --
Source of A Midsummer Night's Dream --
A Midsummer Night's Dream in the seventeenth century --
From "L'Allegro" / John Milton 1633 --
From The Diary of Samuel Pepys / Samuel Pepys 1692 --
From The Fairy Queen / Anonymous (attributed to Elkanah Settle) 1692 --
A Midsummer Night's Dream in the eighteenth century --
From Roscius Anglicanus / John Downes 1708 --
From Reliques of Ancient English Poetry / Thomas Percy 1765 --
"A Midsummer Night's Dream," from Notes on Shakespeare's Plays / Samuel Johnson 1765 --
A Midsummer Night's Dream in the nineteenth century --
From A Course of Lectures on Dramatic Art and Literature / August Wilhelm von Schlegel, tr. John Black 1809 --
"The Midsummer Night's Dream," from Characters of Shakespear's Plays / William Hazlitt 1817 --
From "Shakespeare" / Thomas DeQuincey 1838 --
"Midsummer-Night's Dream, from Shakespeare Commentaries / G.G. Gervinus 1845 --
From Shakespear's : A Critical Study of His Mind and Art / Edward Dowden 1872 --
"A Midsummer Night's Dream," from Shakespeare : His Life, Art, and Characters / H.N. Hudson 1880. A Midsummer Night's Dream in the twentieth century --
"A Midsummer Night's Dream," from Chesterton on Shakespeare / Gilbert Keith Chesterton 1904 --
"A Midsummer Night's Dream," from Shakespeare / Mark Van Doren 1939 --
"A Midsummer-Night's Dream," from The meaning of Shakespeare / Harold Goddard 1951 --
"May games and metamorphoses on a midsummer night," from Shakespeare's Festive Comedy : A Study of Dramatic Form and its Relation to Social Custom / C.L. Barber 1959 --
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" from Shakespeare's Comedy of Love / Alexander Leggatt 1974 --
"Fancy's images," from Comic Transformations in Shakespeare / Ruth Nevo 1980 --
"The bottomless dream" from Northrop Frye on Shakespeare / 1986 --
"Introduction," from A Midsummer Night's Dream (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations) / Harold Bloom 1987 --
"The carnivalesque in A Midsummer Night's Dream," from Shakespeare and Carnival After Bakhtin / David Wiles 1998 --
A Midsummer Night's Dream in the twenty-first century --
"'When everything seems double' : Peter Quince, the other playwright in A Midsummer Night's Dream," from Shakespeare Survey, vol. 56 / A.B. Taylor 2003 --
Bibliography --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Series Title: Bloom's Shakespeare through the ages.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom ; volume editor, Janyce Marson.
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Shakespeare's ethereal fantasy involves four different levels of representation, which intermingle but never wholly fuse. This study guide contains a selection of the criticism through the centuries  Read more...

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