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    DescriptionA Midsummer Night's Dream is perhaps the best loved of Shakepeare's plays. It brings together aristocrats, workers, and fairies in a wood outside Athens, and from there the enchantment begins. Simple and engaging on the surface, it is none the less a highly original and sophisticated work, remarkable for both its literary and its theatrical mastery. It is one of the very few of Shakespeare's plays which do not draw on narrative sources, which suggests that it reflects his deepest imaginative concerns to an unusual degree. In his introduction Peter Holland pays particular attention to dreams and dreamers, and to Shakespeare's construction of a world of night and shadows. Both here and in his commentary he explores the play's extensive performance history to illustrate the wide range of interpretations of which it is capable. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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    Title
    A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Oxford Shakespeare
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William Shakespeare, Volume editor Peter Holland
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 195 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 299 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199535866
    ISBN 10: 0199535868
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.2
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    BIC E4L: LIT
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    DC22: 822.33
    BIC subject category V2: DSGS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
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    Libri: ENGL3090, ENGM1060
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    DC22: 822.3/3
    B&T General Subject: 630
    B&T Approval Code: C25107270
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    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
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    LC classification: PR2827.A2 H57 2008
    Thema V1.0: DSG, DDA, DSBD
    Thema language qualifier V1.0: 2ACB
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    halftones
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    15 June 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Peter Holland is Wilson University Lecturer in Drama at the Faculty of English, Cambridge University. He is also a drama reviewer for BBC radio and the TLS, a Syndic of Cambridge University Press, and a Governor of the Royal Shakespeare Company; he has published widely on theatre generally and Shakespeare in particular
    Review quote
    The commentary is admirably lucid and undogmatic on textual variants ... The introduction is of the kind that ponders and explores. Holland's method is to take each aspect or element of the play and consider it in the light of earlier traditions ... his critical position emerges unobtrusively but persuasively from the attested facts. M.M. Mahoud, YES, 27, 1996