A Midsummer Night's Dream (Folger Shakespeare Library)

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Folger Shakespeare Library)

William Shakespeare


In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare phases the workings of affection. Theseus and Hippolyta, approximately to marry, are figures from mythology. within the woods open air Theseus’s Athens, younger males and younger women type themselves out into couples—but now not sooner than they shape first one love triangle, after which another.

Also within the woods, the king and queen of fairyland, Oberon and Titania, conflict over custody of an orphan boy; Oberon makes use of magic to make Titania fall in love with a weaver named backside, whose head is quickly remodeled into that of a donkey by way of a hobgoblin or “puck,” Robin Goodfellow. ultimately, backside and his partners ineptly degree the tragedy of “Pyramus and Thisbe.”

The authoritative variation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the relied on and prevalent Shakespeare sequence for college students and common readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content in keeping with the easiest early revealed model of the play

-Full explanatory notes comfortably put on pages dealing with the textual content of the play

-Scene-by-scene plot summaries

-A key to the play’s well-known strains and phrases

-An advent to analyzing Shakespeare’s language

-An essay via a number one Shakespeare student delivering a latest point of view at the play

-Fresh photos from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s giant holdings of infrequent books

-An annotated advisor to extra reading

Essay via Catherine Belsey

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