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A midsummer night's dream

Author: William Shakespeare; R A Foakes
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An international team of scholars offers: modernised, easily accessible texts, ample but unobtrusive academic guidance, attention to the theatrical qualities of each play and its stage history, and informative illustrations, including reconstructions of early performances.
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Genre/Form: Fairy plays
Drama
Comedies
Named Person: Theseus, King of Athens; Hippolyta, (Greek mythological character); Theseus, King of Athens.; Hippolyta, (Greek mythological character)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Shakespeare; R A Foakes
ISBN: 0521221943 9780521221948 0521293898 9780521293891
OCLC Number: 10507169
Credits: Author: William Shakespeare.
Description: xii, 148 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of illustrations --
Preface --
Abbreviations and conventions --
Introduction --
Note on the text --
List of characters --
The play --
Textual analysis --
Appendix --
Reading list.
Responsibility: edited by R.A. Foakes.
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This modernized text of Shakespeare's comedy about love and reason, fantasy and reality, "A Midsummer Night's Dream", pays attention to the theatrical qualities of the play and its stage history.  Read more...

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<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1080130963#Place\/athens_greece<\/a>> # Athens (Greece)<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Athens (Greece)<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1080130963#Series\/works<\/a>> # Works.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nbgn:PublicationSeries<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:creator<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1080130963#Person\/shakespeare_william_1564_1616<\/a>> ; # William Shakespeare<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:hasPart<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/10507169<\/a>> ; # A midsummer night\'s dream<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Works.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1080130963#Topic\/courtship<\/a>> # Courtship<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nrdfs:seeAlso<\/a> <http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/authorities\/subjects\/sh2008101583<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Courtship<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/96994048<\/a>> # William Shakespeare<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:birthDate<\/a> \"1564<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:deathDate<\/a> \"1616,<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:familyName<\/a> \"Shakespeare<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:givenName<\/a> \"William<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"William Shakespeare<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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