The Soul of Athens

The Soul of Athens : Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

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The Soul of Athens: Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' studies Shakespeare's portrayal of the founding of Athens through a close reading of one of the Bard's most memorable comedies. Coupling careful attention to detail with interpretive breadth, The Soul of Athens examines the nature of love, the natural doubleness of human thinking and the ambiguous relation of image and reality, as well as patriarchy and democracy, and heroic and moral virtue.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 222 pages
  • 162 x 233 x 23mm | 463g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 073910652X
  • 9780739106525

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Act One Chapter 3 Act Two Chapter 4 Act Three Chapter 5 Act Four Chapter 6 Act Five
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Jan Blit's The Soul of Athens is a provocative and insightful contribution to our understanding of this singular and important play. Review of Politics
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About Jan H. Blits

Jan H. Blits is a Professor of the University Honor Faculty at the University of Deleware, and author of several books on Shakespeare's plays including Deadly Thought: Hamlet and the Human Soul (Lexington Books, 2000).
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