Author: William Shakespeare
Category: Athens (Greece)
View: 9513Mix-ups and mishaps occur when Oberon, the King of the Fairies, doses his sleeping wife with a magical potion that causes her to fall in love with the first living thing she sees upon awakening.
A Modern Translation and the Original Version
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
Category: Business & Economics
View: 3852A Midsummer's Night Dream is one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies--so why aren't you laughing? Let's face it..if you don't understand Shakespeare, then you are not alone. If you have struggled in the past reading Shakespeare, then BookCaps can help you out. This book is a modern translation of A Midsummer Nights Dream. A Midsummer’s Night Dream was written and first performed in the mid 1590’s. Shakespeare used the device of magic extensively in this early comedy. There are four separate but intertwined plots. The original text is also presented in the book, along with a comparable version of the modern text. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month. Visit BookCaps.com to find out more.
Author: Spark Publishing
Publisher: Spark Publishing Group
View: 2308Using selected passages from the "No Fear Shakespeare" translations, offers an introduction to the life and works of William Shakespeare and includes a brief biography, a portrait of life in sixteenth century England, and an overview of Shakespearian-eratheater.
Author: Arno Schmidt
Publisher: German Literature Series
View: 331"I have had a dream past the wit of man to say what dream it was," says Bottom. "I have had a dream, and I wrote a Big Book about it," Arno Schmidt might have said. Schmidt's rare vision is a journey into many literary worlds. First and foremost it is about Edgar Allan Poe, or perhaps it is language itself that plays that lead role; and it is certainly about sex in its many Freudian disguises, but about love as well, whether fragile and unfulfilled or crude and wedded. As befits a dream upon a heath populated by elemental spirits, the shapes and figures are protean, its protagonists suddenly transformed into trees, horses, and demigods. In a single day, from one midsummer dawn to a fiery second, Dan and Franzisca, Wilma and Paul explore the labyrinths of literary creation and of their own dreams and desires. Since its publication in 1970 Zettel's Traum/Bottom's Dream has been regarded as Arno Schimdt's magnum opus, as the definitive work of a titan of postwar German literature. Readers are now invited to explore its verbally provocative landscape in an English translation by John E. Woods.
Author: William Shakespeare,John C. Crowther
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
Category: Study Aids
View: 9220Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with marginal notes and explanations and full descriptions of each character.
Author: Robert Anson Heinlein
View: 7068Penguin Galaxy Six of our greatest masterworks of science fiction and fantasy, in dazzling collector-worthy hardcover editions, and featuring a series introduction by #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, Penguin Galaxy represents a constellation of achievement in visionary fiction, lighting the way toward our knowledge of the universe, and of ourselves. From historical legends to mythic futures, monuments of world-building to mind-bending dystopias, these touchstones of human invention and storytelling ingenuity have transported millions of readers to distant realms, and will continue for generations to chart the frontiers of the imagination. The Once and Future King by T. H. White Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein Dune by Frank Herbert 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K.
Abridged for Schools and Performance
Author: William Shakespeare,K. J. O'Hara
View: 1847Abridged specially for teachers and students of English and drama, this is a pacy and engaging version of A Midsummer Night's Dream that maintains the coherence of the plot and contains all the essential elements needed for classroom study and dramatic performance.
Author: J. Hulbert,K. Wetmore Jr.,R. York,Kevin J. Wetmore Jr.
Category: Performing Arts
View: 860This book explores the appropriation of Shakespeare by youth culture and the expropriation of youth culture in the manufacture and marketing of 'Shakespeare'. Considering the reduction, translation and referencing of the plays and the man, the volume examines the confluence between Shakepop and rock, rap, graphic novels, teen films and pop psychology.
A critical guide
Author: Regina Buccola
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Literary Criticism
View: 8233A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of Shakespeare's most widely studied comedies.Â This guide offers students an introduction to its critical and performance history, including notable stage productions, TV, and film versions as well as opera and ballet.Â It includes a keynote chapter outlining major areas of current research on the play and four new critical essays.Â Finally, a guide to critical, web-based and production-related resources and an annotated bibliography provide a basis for further individual research.