From the Royal Shakespeare Company, this edition of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen) includes a number of features of interest to Shakespeare and theatre fans. An introduction looks at magical thinking, metamorphosis, the festive world, and more; notes about the text, textual notes, a scene-by-scene analysis; information of Shakespeare's Career in the Theater; and a look at the play in performance, including notes on it's performance at the RSC are provided. 172 pages, softcover.
A continuation of the major series of individual Shakespeare plays from the world renowned Royal Shakespeare Company, edited by two brilliant, younger generation Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen
Incorporating definitive text and cutting-edge notes from William Shakespeare: Complete Works-the first authoritative, modernized edition of Shakespeare's First Folio in more than 300 years-this remarkable series of individual plays combines Jonathan Bate's insightful critical analysis with Eric Rasmussen's textual expertise.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616) is today's most widely known and loved playwright.
THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY (RSC) is a world-renowned ensemble theater company in Stratford and London dedicated to bringing the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries to a modern audience.
JONATHAN BATE is a professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature at the University of Warwick. A prominent critic, award-winning biographer and broadcaster, Bate's books on Shakespeare include Soul of the Age.
ERIC RASMUSSEN, professor of English at the University of Nevada, is one of today's leading textual experts on Shakespeare.
Praise for William Shakespeare: Complete Works:“A feast of literary and historical information.” -The Wall Street Journal
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