A Midsummer Night's Dream

By William Shakespeare; Robert Kean Turner (Editor); James Hammersmith (Editor)
(Bantam Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780553213003, 106pp.)

Publication Date: January 1988

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Magic, love spells, and an enchanted wood provide the materials for one of Shakespeare’s most delightful comedies. When four young lovers, fleeing the Athenian law and their own mismatched rivalries, take to the forest of Athens, their lives become entangled with a feud between the King and Queen of the Fairies. Some Athenian tradesmen, rehearsing a play for the forthcoming wedding of Duke Theseus and his bride, Hippolyta, unintentionally add to the hilarity. The result is a marvelous mix-up of desire and enchantment, merriment and farce, all touched by Shakespeare’s inimitable vision of the intriguing relationship between art and life, dreams and the waking world.

Each Edition Includes:
• Comprehensive explanatory notes
• Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship
• Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English
• Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories
• An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmography




About the Author
Paul Gross, OC, is a Canadian actor, producer, director and writer known for his lead role in TV series "Due South" and "Slings and Arrows", as well as the 2008 film "Passchendaele". In 2000, he played the lead role in "Hamlet" at the Stratford Festival.

Daniel Fischlin is University Research Chair and Full Professor of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph.



Turner is Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Hammersmith is Associate Professor of English at Auburn University.
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