A Midsummer Night's Dream
Wordsworth Editions, 1992 - 83 sidor
Edited, Introduced and Annotated by Cedric Watts, Professor of English Literature, University of Sussex. The Wordsworth Classics' Shakespeare Series, with 'Romeo and Juliet', 'Henry V' and 'The Merchant of Venice' as its inaugural volumes, presents a newly-edited sequence of William Shakespeare's works. The textual editing takes account of recent scholarship while giving the material a careful reappraisal. Its lyricism, comedy (both broad and subtle) and magical transformations have long made 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' one of the most popular of Shakespeare's works. The supernatural and the mundane, the illusory and the substantial, are all shimmeringly blended. Love is treated as tragic, poignant, absurd and farcical. 'Lord, what fools these mortals be!', jeers Robin Goodfellow; but the joke may be on him and on his master Oberon when Bottom the weaver, his head transformed into that of an ass, is embraced by the voluptuously amorous Titania. Recent stage-productions of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' have emphasised the enchanting, spectacular, ambiguous and erotically joyous aspects of this magical drama which culminates in a multiple celebration of marriage. AUTHOR: William Shakespeare (1564-1616) needs little introduction. As we approach the four-hundredth anniversary of his death, his reputation as one of the greatest writers in the English language is undeniable - except by those who attribute his works to other writers.
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LibraryThing ReviewAnvändarrecension - hitomik - LibraryThing
This is a love story which is sometimes serious and sometimes funny. At first I was a little confused because everything is written as lines in a play, but soon I got used to it. I liked the way this story ended, in which a character talked to me. Läs hela recensionen
LibraryThing ReviewAnvändarrecension - yukaw - LibraryThing
this is Shakespeare's comic play. Puck is a sprite and he likes playing a trick. this story is almost love story but pretty funny! I'm sure that you can have a good laugh!! Läs hela recensionen