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Midsummer Night's Dream
     

Midsummer Night's Dream

by Harold Bloom (Editor)
 

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A Midsummer Night's Dream's complexities are extraordinary. This ethereal fantasy involves four different levels of representation that intermingle but never wholly fuse. This invaluable new study guide to one of Shakespeare's greatest plays contains a selection of the finest criticism through the centuries on A Midsummer Night's Dream, including commentaries by such

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A Midsummer Night's Dream's complexities are extraordinary. This ethereal fantasy involves four different levels of representation that intermingle but never wholly fuse. This invaluable new study guide to one of Shakespeare's greatest plays contains a selection of the finest criticism through the centuries on A Midsummer Night's Dream, including commentaries by such important writers as John Milton, Samuel Johnson, William Hazlitt, G. K. Chesterton, C. L. Barber, and many others. Students will also benefit from the additional features in this volume, including an introduction by Harold Bloom, an accessible summary of the plot, an analysis of several key passages, a comprehensive list of characters, a biography of Shakespeare, essays discussing the main currents of criticism in each century since Shakespeare's time, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791095959
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/2008
Series:
Bloom's Shakespeare through the Ages Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

One of our most popular, respected, and controversial literary critics, Yale University professor Harold Bloom¿s books ¿ about, variously, Shakespeare, the Bible, and the classic literature ¿ are as erudite as they are accessible.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York and New Haven, Connecticut
Date of Birth:
July 11, 1930
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Education:
B.A., Cornell University, 1951; Ph.D., Yale University, 1955

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