A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Modern Library, 2008 - Drama - 172 pages
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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 from the world-famous Royal Shakespeare Company is edited by two brilliant, younger generation Shakespeare scholars. Combining Jonathan Bate's insightful critical analysis with Eric Rasmussen's renowned textual expertise, these stunning paperbacks set a new standard in Shakespearean literature for the 21st century. Each edition includes a new section that explores the play's theatrical history and features interviews with today's leading directors and theatrical professionals.

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I love Shakespeare and get lost in his poetic imagery. - Goodreads
His writing language is very difficult to read. - Goodreads
Good play, nice light plot but still interesting. - Goodreads
A good introduction to Shakespeare. - Goodreads
This is a love story of sabotage and jealousy. - Goodreads
Again, exemplary lyrical prose. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Caroline - Goodreads

WHILST I don't necessarily think that Shakespeare's plays are difficult to understand, I am still happy that I watched a movie adaptation before tackling the play. It meant that I could follow the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alex - Goodreads

"Lord, what fools these mortals be!" says Puck, the ambivalent sprite, and here's a play about foolishness. Two pairs of lovers, names unimportant, fall in and out of love with each other, sometimes ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

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.

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