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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Easy to read, amazing on stage. - Goodreads
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I love Shakespeare and get lost in his poetic imagery. - Goodreads
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A good introduction to Shakespeare. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Tyler Gross - Goodreads

Wow. I think I am going to like Shakespeare a lot by the time I have completed his inclusions to the list. A truly great play. Midsummer is, at once, easy to follow and read, entertaining, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Elizabeth - Goodreads

Love the story. It's a bit confusing, though, what with all the different love stories woven into one. Shakespeare is amazing. I love Puck, but then again, who doesn't? I think Helena is a bit ... 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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