A Midsummer Night's Dream: Texts and Contexts
by William Shakespeare;Skiles Paster Gail KernHoward (9780312166212)

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Texts and Contexts
 

William Shakespeare;Skiles Paster Gail KernHoward


Release Date: 10 December 1010
Format: Paperback
Pages: 346
Category: Shakespeare
ISBN: 9780312166212
ISBN-10: 0312166214



This edition of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" reprints the Bevington edition of the play accompanied by four sets of primary documents and illustrations thematically arranged to offer a richly textured understanding of early modern culture and Shakespeare's work within that culture. The texts, including facsimiles of period documents, conduct literature, county records, reports of court entertainments, and Queen Elizabeth's speeches, contextualize the play's treatment of popular and royal festivity, communities of women (including Amazons, gossips, and nuns), marriage expectations, and the supernatural. Editorial features designed to help students read the play in light of the historical documents include an intelligent and engaging general introduction, an introduction to each thematic group of documents, thorough headnotes and glosses for the primary documents (presented in modern spelling), and an extensive bibliography.

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