Shakespeare imbued A Midsummer Night's Dream with extraordinary complexity. This ethereal fantasy involves four different levels of representation, which intermingle but never wholly fuse.
The enchanted forest in which most of the action takes place proves to be the ideal setting for a comedy exploring the intersection of reality and illusion, love and desire.
This invaluable new literary reference presents a selection of the best contemporary criticism of one of Shakespeare's greatest plays, introduced by an essay from esteemed scholar Harold Bloom and featuring a bibliography, index, and chronology of the Bard's life.
Volumes in the Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations series are intended for in-depth study of literary classics through eight to 12 full-length essays that represent the best criticism available on a specific work.
|Editor's Note||p. vii|
|Bottom's One-Man Show||p. 7|
|The Changeling in a Dream||p. 29|
|Nightingales That Roar: The Language of A Midsummer Night's Dream||p. 43|
|A Midsummer Night's Dream: Anamorphism and Theseus' Dream||p. 57|
|A Midsummer Night's Dream as Epithalamium||p. 85|
|Translations in A Midsummer Night's Dream||p. 99|
|A Midsummer Night's Dream||p. 115|
|Why A Midsummer Night's Dream?||p. 127|
|"The Story Shall Be Changed": The Fairy Feminism of a Midsummer Night's Dream||p. 141|
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Series: Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Grades: 10 - 12
Number Of Pages: 190
Published: 15th May 2010
Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.3 x 16.5 x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.445
Edition Number: 2