Bottom, Thou Art Translated: Political Allegory in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Related Literature

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Rodopi, 1973 - Literary Collections - 255 pages
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Contents

Political Allegory in the Age of Elizabeth
3
The Importance of Succession to the
31
The Duke of Alencon and Edmund
51
Devices Similar to Those in A Midsummer
75
The Allegorical Roles of Alencon and
131
The Succession to the Throne 15941595
167
The Prototypes of Bottom and His Crew
189
The Actors in the Original Roles of A
209
Bibliography
225
Index
233

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