A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer Night's Dream's complexities are extraordinary. This ethereal fantasy involves four different levels of representation, which intermingle but never wholly fuse. This invaluable new study guide to one of Shakespeare's greatest plays contains a selection of the best criticism through the centuries about the play. Students will benefit from the abundant features included in this volume, such as an introduction by Harold Bloom, an accessible summary, analysis of key passages, and more.
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Biography of William Shakespeare
Summary of A Midsummer Nights Dream
Key Passages in A Midsummer Nights Dream
List of Characters in A Midsummer Nights Dream
Criticism Through the Ages
Sources of A Midsummer Nights Dream
Midsummer Nights Dream in the Seventeenth Century
A Midsummer Nights Drean in the Eighteenth Century
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