A Midsummer Night's Dream


Author: William Shakespeare,R. A. Foakes
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521532477
Category: Drama
Page: 156
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Lively, instructive access to Shakespeare's rich and complex works.

Macbeth


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 224
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A Midsummer Night?s Dream


Author: William Shakespeare,Burton Raffel
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 030010653X
Category: Drama
Page: 173
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Presents the annotated text of Shakespeare's dramatic comedy in which two sets of lovers get lost in the woods and become caught up in a dispute between the fairy king and queen, along with a group of local actors preparing a play for Duke Theseus' wedding.

King Richard III


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1775412113
Category: Drama
Page: 271
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Richard III belongs to Shakespeare's folio of King Richard plays, and is the longest of his plays after Hamlet. It is classified variously as a tragedy and a history, showing the reign of Richard III in an unflattering light. The play's length springs in part from its reference to the other Richard plays, with which Shakespeare assumed his audience would be familiar. These references and characters are often edited out to create an abridged version when the play is performed for modern audiences.

A Mighty Long Way

My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School
Author: Carlotta Walls Lanier,Lisa Frazier Page
Publisher: One World
ISBN: 9780345517241
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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BONUS: This edition contains an A Mighty Long Way discussion guide. When fourteen-year-old Carlotta Walls walked up the stairs of Little Rock Central High School on September 25, 1957, she and eight other black students only wanted to make it to class. But the journey of the “Little Rock Nine,” as they came to be known, would lead the nation on an even longer and much more turbulent path, one that would challenge prevailing attitudes, break down barriers, and forever change the landscape of America. For Carlotta and the eight other children, simply getting through the door of this admired academic institution involved angry mobs, racist elected officials, and intervention by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who was forced to send in the 101st Airborne to escort the Nine into the building. But entry was simply the first of many trials. Breaking her silence at last and sharing her story for the first time, Carlotta Walls has written an engrossing memoir that is a testament not only to the power of a single person to make a difference but also to the sacrifices made by families and communities that found themselves a part of history.

The Sonnets


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139835394
Category: Literary Collections
Page: N.A
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In his own time, Shakespeare was best known to the reading public as a poet, and even today copies of his Sonnets regularly outsell everything else he wrote. For this edition, Stephen Orgel offers a warmly personal and original introduction to Shakespeare's best-loved and most widely read poems. Careful readings emphasize their sexual and temperamental ambiguity, their textual history and the special perils an editor faces when modernizing the original quarto's spelling, punctuation, and even layout. The edition retains the text of the Sonnets prepared by Gwynne Evans, together with his detailed notes on each, and a line-by-line commentary. Throughout, the 'voices' of the sonnets appear in all their intricacy and dramatic power.

The School of Shakespeare


Author: Richard Simpson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783742870032
Category:
Page: 496
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The school of Shakespeare is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition of 1878. Hansebooks is editor of the literature on different topic areas such as research and science, travel and expeditions, cooking and nutrition, medicine, and other genres.As a publisher we focus on the preservation of historical literature.Many works of historical writers and scientists are available today as antiques only. Hansebooks newly publishes these books and contributes to the preservation of literature which has become rare and historical knowledge for the future.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeare: The Critical Tradition
Author: Judith M. Kennedy,Richard F. Kennedy
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1847141757
Category: Drama
Page: 488
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This study traces the response to "A Midsummer Night's Dream" from Shakespeare's day to the present, including critics from Britain, Europe and America.

A Midsummer Night's Dream (UBSPD Modern Shakespeare)


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 9788174762016
Category:
Page: 362
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Ubspd'S Modern Shakespeare Series Is Basically Meant For Those Reading The Works Of William Shakespeare For The First Time, Particularly Students. This Volume Comprises The Complete Text With A Detailed Introduction And Notes On: The Story Of The Play; Act-Wise, Scene-Wise Summary; Selected Questions And Answers; Text And Paraphrase; Characters Of The Play; Select Criticism; The Life And Works Of Shakespeare; Shakespeare Tragedy; Shakespeare Comedy; Shakespeare'S Historical Plays And Shakespeare'S Use Of Rhyme And Prose.

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Comedy


Author: Alexander Leggatt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521779425
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 237
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This is an accessible, wide-ranging and informed introduction to Shakespeare's comedies and romances. Rather than taking each play in isolation, the chapters trace recurring issues, suggesting both the continuity and the variety of Shakespeare's practice and the creative use he made of the conventions he inherited. The first section places Shakespeare in the context of classical and Renaissance comedy, his Elizabethan predecessors and the traditions of popular festivity. The second section traces themes through Shakespeare's early and middle comedies, tragicomedies and late romances, illuminating particular plays by close analysis.

The Oxford Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780192834201
Category: Drama
Page: 275
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A Midsummer Night's Dream is perhaps the best loved of Shakespeare's plays. It brings together aristocrats, workers, and fairies in a wood outside Athens, and from there the enchantment begins. In the introduction to this edition, Peter Holland pays particular attention to dreams and dreamers, and to Shakespeare's construction of a world of night and shadows. Both here and in his commentary he explores the play's extensive performance history to illustrate the wide range of interpretations of which it is capable. - ;A Midsummer Night's Dream is perhaps the best loved of Shakepeare's plays. It brings together aristocrats, workers, and fairies in a wood outside Athens, and from there the enchantment begins. Simple and engaging on the surface, it is none the less a highly original and sophisticated work, remarkable for both its literary and its theatrical mastery. It is one of the very few of Shakespeare's plays which do not draw on narrative sources, which suggests that it reflects his deepest imaginative concerns to an unusual degree. In his introduction Peter Holland pays particular attention to dreams and dreamers, and to Shakespeare's construction of a world of night and shadows. Both here and in his commentary he explores the play's extensive performance history to illustrate the wide range of interpretations of which it is capable. -

Shakespeare's Double Plays

Dramatic Economy on the Early Modern Stage
Author: Brett Gamboa
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108417434
Category: Drama
Page: 316
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In the first comprehensive study of how Shakespeare designed his plays to suit his playing company, Brett Gamboa demonstrates how Shakespeare turned his limitations to creative advantage, and how doubling roles suited his unique sense of the dramatic. By attending closely to their dramaturgical structures, Gamboa analyses casting requirements for the plays Shakespeare wrote for the company between 1594 and 1610, and describes how using the embedded casting patterns can enhance their thematic and theatrical potential. Drawing on historical records, dramatic theory, and contemporary performance this innovative work questions received ideas about early modern staging and provides scholars and contemporary theatre practitioners with a valuable guide to understanding how casting can help facilitate audience engagement. Supported by an appendix of speculative doubling charts for plays, illustrations, and online resources, this is a major contribution to the understanding of Shakespeare's dramatic craft.

Shakespeare Survey: Volume 65, A Midsummer Night's Dream


Author: Peter Holland
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107024519
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 558
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Shakespeare Survey is a yearbook of Shakespeare studies and production. Since 1948, Survey has published the best international scholarship in English and many of its essays have become classics of Shakespeare criticism. Each volume is devoted to a theme, or play, or group of plays; each also contains a section of reviews of that year's textual and critical studies and of the year's major British performances. The theme for Volume 65 is 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. The complete set of Survey volumes is also available online at http://www.cambridge.org/online/shakespearesurvey. This fully searchable resource enables users to browse by author, essay and volume, search by play, theme and topic and save and bookmark their results.

Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream


Author: Nicolas Tredell
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113707583X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 200
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A Midsummer Night's Dream is an enchanting and extraordinary comedy. With its rich poetry and vigorous prose, and its combination of magic, myth, romance and humour, it ranks among Shakespeare's most popular and memorable plays. However, it has also increasingly been recognized as a profound and penetrating exploration of love, desire, gender, social hierarchy, dramatic art, imagination and vision. In this Reader's Guide, Nicolas Tredell: • explores the key critical responses to the play, from the late seventeenth to the twenty-first centuries • provides succinct and searching accounts of the most vibrant commentaries and interpretations • sets these accounts in their critical, theoretical and historical contexts. Informed and incisive, this survey is an invaluable resource for students, teachers and all those who wish to enhance their grasp of Dream criticism and engage in the ongoing critical debates about the play.

A Midsummer Night's Dream 3 Audio CD Set


Author: William Shakespeare,Naxos AudioBooks
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521624879
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 15
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The cast of this unabridged recording of A Midsummer Night's Dream includes Warren Mitchell as Bottom and Sarah Woodward as Titania.

The Township Plays

No-Good Friday; Nongogo; The Coat; Sizwe Bansi is Dead; The Island
Author: Athol Fugard
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780192829252
Category: Drama
Page: 236
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'elegant reissue' -Plays International, Summer 2000'They are the wonderfully moving and amusing 'Sizwe Bansi is Dead',... 'The Coat' (previously unavailable), the urgently profound 'The Island'... Anyone interested in freedom or drama should buy this book.' Day by Day