The Oxford Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

William Shakespeare
Edited by Peter Holland
Published by Oxford University Press

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is an enchanting meditation on the nature of love, gender politics and the supernatural. It is one of the most frequently performed of all Shakespeare’s comedies. Published by Oxford University Press.

Today, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of the most popular and frequently performed of all Shakespeare’s comedies. Around the world in traditional venues, gardens, parks and outdoor theatres, the magical qualities of this play captivate audiences time and again. Directors are drawn to the eternal themes of conflict between the sexes and between the natural and ’civilised’ worlds of wood and city, while the portrayal of the supernatural fairies to a modern audience continues to challenge. Are they the quaint winged creatures later popularised in Victorian fantasy or more dangerous spirits surviving from pagan beliefs?

Printed on Caxton Wove Off-White paper
Bound in buckram with a printed paper label
Head and tail bands, coloured endpapers
Spine blocked in gold
˝ x 5½˝
288 pages
Published by Oxford University Press

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