A Midsummer Night s Dream

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9780230217898
Release Date: 2008-09-05
Genre: Drama

From the Royal Shakespeare Company – a modern, definitive edition of Shakespeare’s most loved comedy. With an expert introduction by Sir Jonathan Bate, this unique edition presents a historical overview of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in performance, takes a detailed look at specific productions, and recommends film versions. Included in this edition are three interviews with leading directors Michael Boyd, Gregory Doran and Tim Supple, providing an illuminating insight into the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are possible. This edition also includes an essay on Shakespeare’s career and Elizabethan theatre, and enables the reader to understand the play as it was originally intended – as living theatre to be enjoyed and performed. Ideal for students, theatre-goers, actors and general readers, the RSC Shakespeare editions offer a fresh, accessible and contemporary approach to reading and rediscovering Shakespeare’s works for the twenty-first century.

A Midsummer Night s Dream

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300106534
Release Date: 2005-03-08
Genre: Drama

Presents the annotated text of Shakespeare's dramatic comedy in which two sets of lovers get lost in the woods and become caught up in a dispute between the fairy king and queen, along with a group of local actors preparing a play for Duke Theseus' wedding.

The RSC Shakespeare Toolkit for Primary Teachers

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781472585196
Release Date: 2014-08-31
Genre: Education

Developed by one of the world's leading theatre companies, this fantastic resource offers teachers a practical, drama-based approach to teaching and appreciating three of Shakespeare's most popular plays: Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. The toolkit brings the plays alive as performance pieces, with Primary pupils undertaking drama-based explorations of the text that take them through much of the play. Teachers' notes and accompanying photocopiable worksheets offer a lesson-by-lesson teaching route through each of the three plays in turn. The schemes of work offer teachers a route through each play that has been designed to be flexible and to bolt on to what they already teach. The schemes comprise a series of lessons that can either be followed in their entirety as a stand-alone scheme of work or which can be dipped into by teachers wanting to augment their existing schemes of work.

RSC School Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher:
ISBN: 0198369263
Release Date: 2016-09-19
Genre:

This exciting new series, produced in partnership with the RSC, is designed to introduce students to Shakespeare's plays. Using trusted and established RSC approaches and vibrant RSC performance photographs, the series brings Shakespeare's plays to life in the classroom and establishes a deeper understanding and lasting appreciation of his work.

A Midsummer Night s Dream

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.
ISBN:
Release Date: 2011-07-15
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This new edition of one of Shakespeare's best-loved plays, developed by and for the Royal Shakespeare Company, features a Foreword by comedian, writer and actor Marc Wootton, who played Bottom in the 2011 RSC production. Its easily accessible layout and elegant design make it the ideal gift for any special occasion.

A Midsummer Night s Dream

Author: Jay L. Halio
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 0719062217
Release Date: 2003-09-20
Genre: Drama

After an historical survey of A Midsummer Night's Dream from Shakespeare's time through to the 19th century, Jay Halio focuses primarily on 20th century productions and adaptations, for film and television as well as for the stage. Chapters are devoted to productions by Max Reinhardt, Peter Hall, Robert Lepage, and especially to Peter Brook's landmark production in 1970 and the reactions to it. Using a wealth of personal experience, as well as original promptbooks and critical reviews, Halio shows how differently but still very effectively the play may be staged, as the wide variety of plays he records. This second, enlarged edition contains three new chapters on Adrian Noble's RSC production and film, Michael Hoffman's film, and the Dream in China. Written in clear, jargon-free language, this is the only book so far in print that offers an extended study of major 20th-century productions of the Dream in their historical context.

Shakespeare A Midsummer Night s Dream

Author: Nicolas Tredell
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137075833
Release Date: 2010-05-06
Genre: Literary Criticism

A Midsummer Night's Dream is an enchanting and extraordinary comedy. With its rich poetry and vigorous prose, and its combination of magic, myth, romance and humour, it ranks among Shakespeare's most popular and memorable plays. However, it has also increasingly been recognized as a profound and penetrating exploration of love, desire, gender, social hierarchy, dramatic art, imagination and vision. In this Reader's Guide, Nicolas Tredell: • explores the key critical responses to the play, from the late seventeenth to the twenty-first centuries • provides succinct and searching accounts of the most vibrant commentaries and interpretations • sets these accounts in their critical, theoretical and historical contexts. Informed and incisive, this survey is an invaluable resource for students, teachers and all those who wish to enhance their grasp of Dream criticism and engage in the ongoing critical debates about the play.

A midsummer night s dream

Author: James L. Calderwood
Publisher: Twayne Pub
ISBN: UOM:39076001238026
Release Date: 1992-11-01
Genre: Drama

"Twayne's new critical introductions to Shakespeare." Discusses the key themes and concepts in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

The Amateur Actor

Author: Edwin C. White
Publisher: Ferrero Press
ISBN: 1447439376
Release Date: 2011-11
Genre: Drama

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Rough Magic

Author: Steven Adler
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 080932377X
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Performing Arts

This book provides a thorough analysis of the many strands of theatrical activity on both sides of the footlights that coalesce in the artistic vigor of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Adler traces the company's evolution from its origins in 1879 as a week-long festival presented by Stratford-upon-Avon as a birthday homage to its native son, to its current incarnation as one of the world's most distinguished institutional theatres. The author probes the aspirations and achievements of the RSC's four successive artistic directors: Peter Hall, Trevor Nunn, Terry Hands, and Adrian Noble. He offers a comprehensive view of the design and aesthetics of the RSC's five theatres in Stratford and London, and explores the intricate process of crafting a repertoire at home and on tour that responds to the needs of the artists as well as the demands of the box office. Richly illustrated with vivid photographs, Rough magic examines the fusion of artistic vision and theatrical energy that make invigorating theatre at the RSC.

After the Dream

Author: Bev Clark
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 154863641X
Release Date: 2017-08-05
Genre:

A modern sequel to A midsummer Night's Dream written for the RSC Openstages 2012. This sees Dee and Helen ( Demetrius and Helena)celebrating twenty years of married bliss with old friends Mia and Sandy ( Hermia and Lysander) not in married bliss and on the verge of a divorce. Into the evening come three travellers Ron Tanya and their son Robin - but who are they really? Things start taking a very strange turn and through all the laughter and merriment a darker secret is revealed. When Helen and Dee's daughter Faye arrives the comedy soon turns to a Greek tragedy but with a final modern twist. Dipping in and out of the original text this play was described as Ayckbourn meets Shakespeare in a rollercoaster or laughs, tears, secrets and lies !