A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Professor Foakes offers a new perspective on what is perhaps Shakespeare's most popular comedy, and also a profound, archetypal play. The introduction describes the two main traditions in the stage history of A Midsummer Night's Dream, one emphasising charm and innocence, the other stressing darker suggestions of…



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  • Engaged • Planning his wedding to Hippolyta; whom he won in battle; upset that time is moving so slowly
  • Engaged • Planning her wedding to Theseus
  • In love with Lysander, but her father wants her to marry Demetrius; her father threatens to kill her if she doesn't marry Demetrius; must decide her fate; runs away with Lysander



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