The Shakespeare Plays: A Midsummer Night's Dream / Edition 1

The Shakespeare Plays: A Midsummer Night's Dream / Edition 1

by McGraw-Hill Education
     
 

ISBN-10: 0844257419

ISBN-13: 9780844257419

Pub. Date: 01/01/1994

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

One of Shakespeare's most popular comedies, A Midsummer Night's Dream brilliantly confronts the power of infatuation and romantic desire.  See more details below

Overview

One of Shakespeare's most popular comedies, A Midsummer Night's Dream brilliantly confronts the power of infatuation and romantic desire.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780844257419
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Series:
Other Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

About the Series
About this Volume
List of Illustrations
Introduction1
Pt. 1William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream11
Pt. 2Contextual Readings87
1Popular Festivals and Court Celebrations89
The Rites of May91
The Ballad110
Court Entertainments117
2The Making of Men149
The Ranks of Men: William Harrison's Of Degrees of People151
The Formation of the Ruler: Plutarch's Life of Theseus156
The Formation of the Gentleman: Sir Thomas Elyot and Roger Ascham166
Working Men179
The New Man: Simon Forman's Dreams188
3Female Attachments and Family Ties192
Amazons194
Gossips217
Nuns221
The Virgin Queen231
A Poet and Her Patron238
Family Ties245
4Natural and Supernatural265
Bad Weather and Dearth267
Metamorphosis and Monstrosity275
Bestiality and Monstrosity295
Monsters and Prodigies300
Fairy Belief307
Bibliography325
Index338

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