A Midsummer Night s Dream

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 1588368297
Release Date: 2012-02-01
Genre: Drama

Magic, love spells, and an enchanted wood provide the materials for one of Shakespeare’s most delightful comedies. When four young lovers, fleeing the Athenian law and their own mismatched rivalries, take to the forest of Athens, their lives become entangled with a feud between the King and Queen of the Fairies. Some Athenian tradesmen, rehearsing a play for the forthcoming wedding of Duke Theseus and his bride, Hippolyta, unintentionally add to the hilarity. The result is a marvelous mix-up of desire and enchantment, merriment and farce, all touched by Shakespeare’s inimitable vision of the intriguing relationship between art and life, dreams and the waking world. Each Edition Includes: • Comprehensive explanatory notes • Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship • Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English • Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories • An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmography

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.

The RSC Shakespeare The Complete Works

Author: Jonathan Bate
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 0230003508
Release Date: 2007-04-19
Genre: Literary Criticism

Developed in partnership with The Royal Shakespeare Company, this edition of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare combines exemplary textual scholarship with elegant writing and design. Sir Jonathan Bate and Professor Eric Rasmussen, two of today’s most accomplished Shakespearean scholars, lead the expert editorial team. Bate’s excellent general introduction and essays on each play draw on a unique wealth of experience and resources and will help the reader to understand Shakespeare's plays as they were originally intended – as living theatre to be enjoyed and performed. The text is based on the iconic 1623 First Folio: the first and original Complete Works lovingly assembled by Shakespeare’s fellow actors and the version of Shakespeare’s text preferred by many actors and directors today. The result is a fresh and definitive Complete Works for the twenty-first century that will inspire students, teachers and lovers of Shakespeare everywhere.

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.

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.

Shakespeare in Ten Acts

Author: Gordon McMullan
Publisher:
ISBN: 0712356312
Release Date: 2016
Genre:

Four hundred years after Shakespeare's death, it is difficult to imagine a time when he was not considered a genius. But those 400 years have seen his plays banished and bowdlerized, faked and forged, traded and translated, re-mixed and re-cast. Shakespeare's story is not one of a steady rise to fame; it is a tale of set-backs and sea-changes that have made him the cultural icon he is today. This revealing new book accompanies an innovative exhibition at the British Library that will take readers on a journey through more than 400 years of performance. It will focus on ten moments in history that have changed the way we see Shakespeare, from the very first production of Hamlet to a digital-age deconstruction. Each performance holds up a mirror to the era in which it was performed. The first stage appearance by a woman in 1660 and a black actor playing Othello in 1825 were landmarks for society as well as for Shakespeare's reputation. The book will also explore productions as diverse as Peter Brook's legendary A Midsummer Night's Dream, Mark Rylance's 'Original Practices' Twelfth Night, and a Shakespeare forgery staged at Drury Lane in 1796, among many others. Over 100 illustrations include the only surviving playscript in Shakespeare's hand, an authentic Shakespeare signature, and rare printed editions including the First Folio. These - and other treasures from the British Library's manuscript and rare book collections - feature alongside film stills, costumes, paintings and production photographs.

Othello

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher:
ISBN: HARVARD:HN6G37
Release Date: 1905
Genre: Desdemona (Fictitious character)


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 !