Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Helen Hackett, William Shakespeare
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Published: 28th May '15
Contains a general introduction to Shakespeare’s life and Elizabethan theatre. This book provides a separate introduction to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a chronology, suggestions for further reading, an essay discussing performance options on both stage and screen, and a commentary.
‘He could mingle sublimity with pathos, bitterness with joy and peace and love’ Aldous HuxleyIn one of Shakespeare’s most perennially popular comedies a young woman, Hermia, flees ancient Athens with her lover, only to be pursued by her would-be husband and her best friend. Unwittingly, all four find themselves in an enchanted forest where fairies and sprites take an interest in human affairs, dispensing magical love potions and casting mischievous spells. Slapstick collides with courtly romance and confusion ends in harmony, as love is transformed, misplaced and ultimately restored.Used and Recommended by the National TheatreGeneral Editor Stanley WellsEdited by Stanley Wells Introduction by Helen Hackett
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