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Unique features of the Signet Classic Shakespeare: Extensive overview of Shakespeare's life, world and theater by the general editor of the Signet series, Sylan Barnet Special introduction to the play by the editor, Robert B. Heilman, University of Washington Sources from which Shakepeare derived A Midsummer Night's Dream Dramatic criticism from the past and present Comprehensive stage and screen history of notable actors directors and productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest and most readable type Up to date list of reccommended readings
Magic, love spells, and an enchanted wood provide the materials for one of Shakespeares most delightful comedies.
When four young lovers, fleeing the Athenian law and their own mismatched rivalries, take to the forest of Athens, their lives become entangled with a feud between the King and Queen of the Fairies, resulting in a marvelous mix-up of desire and enchantment, merriment and farce...
This revised Signet Classics edition includes unique features such as:
• An overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and theater
• A special introduction to the play by the editor
• A comprehensive stage and screen history of notable actors, directors, and productions
• Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable text
• And more...
William Shakespeare (15641616) was a poet, playwright, and actor who is widely regarded as one of the most influential writers in the history of the English language. Often referred to as the Bard of Avon, Shakespeare's vast body of work includes comedic, tragic, and historical plays; poems; and 154 sonnets. His dramatic works have been translated into every major language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.