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A Midsummer Night's Dream : Contemporary Critical Essays - Richard Dutton

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Contemporary Critical Essays

By: Richard Dutton (Editor)

Paperback Published: 25th March 1996
ISBN: 9780333601976
Number Of Pages: 270
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old

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This new casebook on A Midsummer Night's Dream traces the response of critical theory to a play peculiarly informed by modern preoccupations: imagination, representation and power, sexual repression and subjective transformation, patriarchal society, class structures and the limits of language. The essays collected here - New Critical, Marxist, feminist, New Historicist, cultural materialist, post-structuralist, performance - orientated and deconstructive - show the range of modern responses to these issues in the text. The introduction and endnotes on individual items elucidate the main themes and methodologies, showing how each item contributes to a vigorous wider debate about the Shakespearean text in modern culture.

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'One of the best single editions of a Shakespeare text.' - Dr Joan Fitzpatrick, University College Northampton

Acknowledgements - General Editors' Preface - Introduction; R.Dutton -'But We Are Spirits of Another Sort': The Dark Side of Love and Magic in A Midsummer Night's Dream; D.Bevington - A Midsummer Night's Dream; E.Krieger - 'Hermia's Dream'; N.N.Holland - A Midsummer Night's Dream: 'Jack shall have Jill/Nought shall go ill'; S.Nelson Garner - 'Shaping Fantasies': Figuration of Gender and Power in Elizabethan Culture; L.A.Montrose - 'Hippolyta's Silence and the Poet's Pen'; P.McGuire - Gaining a Father: The Role of Egeus in the Quarto and the Folio; B.Hodgson - Bottom's Up: Festive Theory; A.Patterson - The Kindly Ones: The Death of The Author in Shakespearean Athens; R.Wilson - Or; T.Hawkes - Further Reading - Notes on Contributors - Index

ISBN: 9780333601976
ISBN-10: 0333601971
Series: New Casebooks S
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old
For Grades: 10 - 12
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 270
Published: 25th March 1996
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.0  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 10