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Shakespeare S Comedy Of A Midsummer Night S Dream Illustrated By W Heath Robinson

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Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1528782860
Size: 30.27 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Drama
Languages : en
Pages : 228
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Book Description: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is a comedy play – one of Shakespeare’s lighter works, believed to have been written between 1590 and 1597. Both in text, and on stage, it is one of Shakespeare’s most popular narratives, and remains widely performed across the world. This book, originally published in 1912, contains twelve incredible colour illustrations and many beautiful and intricate black and white drawings by W. Heath Robinson. An English cartoonist and illustrator, best known for drawings of ridiculously complicated machines – for achieving deceptively simple objectives. Such was (and is) his fame, that the term ‘Heath Robinson’ entered the English language during the First World War, as a description of any unnecessarily complex and implausible contrivance. Pook Press publishes rare and vintage Golden Age illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old.


Analysis Of Female Characters In William Shakespeare S Comedy A Midsummer Night S Dream

Analysis of Female Characters in William Shakespeare s Comedy  A Midsummer Night s Dream  PDF

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Author: Dusica Marinkovic-Penney
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640177517
Size: 53.22 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 28
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Book Description: Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen (Anglistik), course: Hauptseminar: The History of British Comedy, 12 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This paper will examine the four female characters of William Shakespeare's comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream which is one of the early comedies of the playwright. Here we encounter four main female characters who come from three different backgrounds. While Hippolyta is about to be married to Theseus, one can say that she represents the leadership in the mortal world. Titania is another leading character who is the queen of the fairy land. Hermia and Helena represent young women who are trying to find the right partner for themselves. As in many Shakespeare's comedies, the married couples are confronted with a certain problem that seems to endanger their marriage, while the unmarried people make choices that are not accepted or a confusing love constellation exists, for instance the "love chain" that can be found in this play, where Helena loves Demetrius who loves Hermia who loves Lysander. The play can be divided into three parts: at the beginning we face a world of Athens, where life is organized by law; the middle part of the play takes place in the magical wood where the fairies control the irrational events and cause a lot of discord, and finally a return to the 'normal' world occurs where all the mismatched couples can resolve their troubles and a triple wedding takes place which is the ultimate happy end for a comedy of Shakespeare's times. All four female characters will be analyzed in all three stages of the play: before the magic intervention of the fairy king, during the confusion caused by him and after the initial conditions are restored. Hippolyta remains the only character who is not manipulated by the love potion. The female characters will be analyzed according to their behav


General Catalogue Of Printed Books

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Author: British Museum. Department of Printed Books
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 55.58 MB
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Category : English imprints
Languages : en
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The Comedies Of William Shakespeare

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Author: Britannica Educational Publishing
Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing
ISBN: 1615309330
Size: 51.41 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 136
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Book Description: In Shakespeare’s time, the term “comedy” did not necessarily denote something funny or amusing. Rather, through such plays such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Merchant of Venice, the playwright examines other defining characteristics of comedic drama—the social interactions of common folks and a focus on the contradictions inherent in everyday life. Readers explore the major themes of Shakespearean comedies, which have enchanted readers and theater-goers alike for centuries.


Shakespeare Quarterly

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Size: 48.50 MB
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Languages : en
Pages :
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