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Midsummer Night's Dream

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ISBN-10: 0521575656

ISBN-13: 9780521575652

Edition: 1996

Authors: William Shakespeare, Trevor R. Griffiths, Jacky Bratton, Julie Hankey

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This is a detailed account of the theatrical fortunes of the play on the British stage from the 1590s through neglect in the 18th century and the spectacular productions of the 19th century to its current high status in the 1990s.
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Book details

List price: $56.99
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/13/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 252
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616 Although there are many myths and mysteries surrounding William Shakespeare, a great deal is actually known about his life. He was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, son of John Shakespeare, a prosperous merchant and local politician and Mary Arden, who had the wealth to send their oldest son to Stratford Grammar School. At 18, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, the 27-year-old daughter of a local farmer, and they had their first daughter six months later. He probably developed an interest in theatre by watching plays performed by traveling players in Stratford while still in his youth. Some time before 1592, he left his family to take up residence in London,…    

Jacky Bratton is Professor of Theatre and Cultural History at Royal Holloway, University of London.

List of productions of A Midsummer Nights Dream
Introduction
A Midsummer Nights Dream with full commentary
Bibliography
Appendix: music in the productions