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William Shakespeare, A midsummer night's dream

Author: Peter Hollindale
Publisher: London, England ; New York, N.Y., USA : Penguin Books, 1992.
Series: Penguin critical studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This critical study examines Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream", which is read both for A-level and on university courses.

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Hollindale, Peter.
William Shakespeare, A midsummer night's dream.
London, England ; New York, N.Y., USA : Penguin Books, 1992
(OCoLC)680470212
Named Person: William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Hollindale
ISBN: 0140772618 9780140772616
OCLC Number: 25931163
Notes: Spine title: A midsummer night's dream.
Description: vii, 152 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: CONTEXTS --
Sources and influences --
The Shakespearean context. THE MARRIAGE PLAY --
The courtly origins --
Marital interludes --
The fairy marriage --
Form and content in the marriage play --
Opposition, transformation, reconciliation --
Courtship and wedding : the two-phase structure --
The privileged audience --
Multiform comedy and wedding entertainment. THE STRUCTURE OF THE PLAY --
The opening scene --
The first three scenes : presentation of the character-groups --
Circles and advances --
Summary of structural patterns. CHARACTER AND LANGUAGE --
Arias and duets --
Theseus and Hippolyta --
The lovers --
Bottom and the mechanicals --
The fairies --
Puck. THE WORLDS OF DAY AND NIGHT --
Oppositions --
Transformations.
Series Title: Penguin critical studies.
Other Titles: Midsummer night's dream
Responsibility: Peter Hollindale.

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