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A Midsummer Night's Dream

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A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
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Edited, Introduced and Annotated by Cedric Watts, M.A., Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of English, 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.
Release date NZ
May 5th, 1992
Contributors
Introduction and notes by Cedric Watts Series edited by Cedric Watts Series edited by Keith Carabine
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
Annotated edition
Imprint
Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Pages
128
Dimensions
129x198x7
ISBN-13
9781853260308
Product ID
2081086

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