A Midsummer Night's Dream (Folger Shakespeare Library)

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Folger Shakespeare Library)

William Shakespeare


In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare levels the workings of affection. Theseus and Hippolyta, approximately to marry, are figures from mythology. within the woods open air Theseus’s Athens, younger males and younger ladies variety themselves out into couples—but no longer ahead of they shape first one love triangle, after which another.

Also within the woods, the king and queen of fairyland, Oberon and Titania, conflict over custody of an orphan boy; Oberon makes use of magic to make Titania fall in love with a weaver named backside, whose head is quickly reworked into that of a donkey by way of a hobgoblin or “puck,” Robin Goodfellow. eventually, backside and his partners ineptly degree the tragedy of “Pyramus and Thisbe.”

The authoritative variation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the relied on and frequent Shakespeare sequence for college kids and normal readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content in line with the easiest early published model of the play

-Full explanatory notes very easily put on pages dealing with the textual content of the play

-Scene-by-scene plot summaries

-A key to the play’s well-known strains and phrases

-An advent to examining Shakespeare’s language

-An essay via a number one Shakespeare student delivering a contemporary point of view at the play

-Fresh photos from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s significant holdings of infrequent books

-An annotated advisor to additional reading

Essay via Catherine Belsey

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