A Midsummer Night's Dream : Critical Essays

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This volume traces the modern critical and performance history of this play, one of Shakespeare's most-loved and most-performed comedies. The essay focus on such modern concerns as feminism, deconstruction, textual theory, and queer theory.
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A collection of criticism and reviews of Shakespeare's comedy from the late 17th century to the present. An introductory essay of 76 pages identifies major critical issues and problems the play has raised, charts critical trends, assesses critical discourses that have linked the play to various ideological concerns, and cites and evaluates significant critical works. Material is arranged chronologically in sections on critical essays and theater reviews and documents. Includes original essays written for this collection. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815320098
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/28/1997
  • Series: Shakespeare Criticism Series , #19
  • Pages: 504
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Bibliographic Survey of the Criticism, Dorothea Kehler
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Mark Van DorenM
• Imagination in A Midsummer Night's Dream, R.W. Dent
• Titania and the Ass's Head, Jan Kott
• "Jack Shall Have Jill
• / Nought Shall Go Ill," Shirley Nelson Garner
• Deference and Accommodation, Theodore B. Leinwand
• Festive Theory, Annabel Patterson
• Censorship and Representation, Barbara Freedman
• A Kingdom of Shadows, Louis A. Montrose
• Textual Theory and Literary Interpretation, Janis Lull
• Comic Version of the Theseus Myth, Douglas Freake
• Antique Fables, Fairy Toys: Elisions, Allusion, and Translation, Thomas Molsan
• Disfiguring Women with Masculine Tropes: A Rhetorical Reading, Christy Desmet
• Our Nightly Madness: Shakespeare's Dream Without The Interpretation of Dreams, Thelma N. Greenfield
• Chronotope and Repression, Susan Baker
• Preposterous Pleasures: Queer Theories, Douglas E. Green
• A Review of Ariane Mnouchkine's Le Songe d'une Nuit d' ft , 1968, Ann Friden
• Shakespeare at the Guthrie, 1975, Thomas Clayton
• Kenneth Branagh's A Midsummer Night's Dream, 1990, Robert A. Logan
• Brecht and Beyond: Shakespeare on the East German Stage, 1971-1980, Lawrence Guntner
A Midsummer Night's Dream: Nightmare or Gentle Snooze? 1970-1994, Mary Z. Maher
• Transposing Helena to Form and Dignity, 1994, Lisa J. Moore
• Marion McClinton's A Midsummer Night's Dream at the La Jolla Playhouse, 1995, Dorothea Kehler
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