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William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream : Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations - Harold Bloom

William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations

By: Harold Bloom (Editor)

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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 Notep. vii
Introductionp. 1
Bottom's One-Man Showp. 7
The Changeling in a Dreamp. 29
Nightingales That Roar: The Language of A Midsummer Night's Dreamp. 43
A Midsummer Night's Dream: Anamorphism and Theseus' Dreamp. 57
A Midsummer Night's Dream as Epithalamiump. 85
Translations in A Midsummer Night's Dreamp. 99
A Midsummer Night's Dreamp. 115
Why A Midsummer Night's Dream?p. 127
"The Story Shall Be Changed": The Fairy Feminism of a Midsummer Night's Dreamp. 141
Chronologyp. 173
Contributorsp. 175
Bibliographyp. 177
Acknowledgmentsp. 181
Indexp. 183
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ISBN: 9781604138177
ISBN-10: 1604138173
Series: Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Grades: 10 - 12
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 190
Published: 15th May 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.3 x 16.5  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.445
Edition Number: 2