Die Komödie Ein Sommernachtstraum oder Ein Mittsommernachtstraum (engl. A Midsummer Night's Dream) wurde 1595 oder 1596 von William Shakespeare geschrieben und vor 1600 uraufgeführt. Das Stück ist eines der meistgespielten Shakespeare-Stücke. In den englischsprachigen Ländern ist der Sommernachtstraum ein Klassiker für Schul- und Laientheaterinszenierungen. (aus wikipedia.de) Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem elektronischen Lesegerät. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors.
Contains a selection of criticism through the centuries on the play, plus an accessible summary, analysis of key passages, a comprehensive list of characters, and a biography of Shakespeare.
This volume traces the modern critical and performance history of this play, one of Shakespeare's most-loved and most-performed comedies. The essay focus on such modern concerns as feminism, deconstruction, textual theory, and queer theory.
Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version.
An adaptation of the classic Shakespeare play by the author's second grade class.
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 Made Easy is ideal for an introduction to Shakespeare. In each volume the complete original text is laid out side-by-side with a full modern English translation. Shakespeare Made Easy is intended for readers approaching the plays for the first time who find the language of Elizabethan poetic drama an initial obstacle to understanding and enjoyment. This series concentrates on the dramatic aspect of Shakespearea s works, enabling novices to become familiar with the plot and characters. The Shakespeare Made Easy series contains practical exercises to help students easily grasp the language, characters and themes of the plays.
"Midsummer like you have never readit before; quick, fun, and easy to understand - just like Playing with Plays other play: Romeo and Juliet."
This study traces the response to "A Midsummer Night's Dream" from Shakespeare's day to the present, including critics from Britain, Europe and America.
Hermia and her father, Egeus, beg for Theseus's judgment regarding whom Hermia should marry. Theseus tells Hermia she must marry Demetrius, even though she loves Lysander. At nightfall, the two young lovers run off to the forest to be married in secret. However, Demetrius discovers their deception and charges into the forest.
Going beyond a dramatic analysis, this casebook examines fascinating topics in the play-- such as love, marriage, holidays, and dreams-- and their relation to contemporary trends and topics.
Camus's landmark novel traces the aftermath of a shocking crime and the man whose fate is sealed with one rash and foolhardy act. The Stranger presents readers with a new kind of protagonist, a man unable to transcend the tedium and inherent absurdity of everyday existence in a world indifferent to the struggles and strivings of its human denizens. This addition to the Bloom's Guides series features an annotated bibliography and a listing of works by the author for further reading.
Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Comparative Literature, grade: 2,5, University of Heidelberg (Anglistisches Seminar), course: Shakespeare's Comedies, language: English, abstract: Diese Hausarbeit beschaftigt sich mit dem Vergleich von Theseus in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' und in der griechischen Mythologie."

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