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A midsummer night's dream in context : magic, madness and mayhem, Keith Linley

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A midsummer night's dream in context : magic, madness and mayhem
Title
A midsummer night's dream in context
Title remainder
magic, madness and mayhem
Statement of responsibility
Keith Linley
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Everything you need to know about the cultural contexts of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. Is this just a light-hearted romp or is Shakespeare trying to make serious points about courtship, love, marriage and human folly? This book provides detailed in-depth discussion of the various influences that an Elizabethan audience would have brought to interpreting the play. How did people think about the world, about God, about sin, about kings, about civilized conduct, about the magic and madness of love and attraction? Historical, literary, political, sociological backgrounds are explained within the biblical-moral matrices by which the play would have been judged. This book links real life in the late 1590s to the world on the stage. Discover the orthodox beliefs people held about religion. Meet the Devil, Sin and Death. Learn about the social hierarchy, gender relationships court corruption, class tensions, the literary profile of the time, attitudes to comedy -- and all the subversions, transgressions, and oppositions that made the play a hilarious farce but also an unsettling picture of a world so close to disaster" --
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
PUL
Dewey number
822.3/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2827
LC item number
.L56 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Anthem perspectives in literature
Label
A midsummer night's dream in context : magic, madness and mayhem, Keith Linley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I : The inherited past. The historical context -- The Elizabethan world order : from divinity to dust -- Sin, death and the prince of darkness -- The seven cardinal virtues -- Kingship -- Patriarchy, family authority and gender relationships -- Man in his place -- Images of disorder : the religious context -- Part II : The Elizabethan present. The context of comedy -- Theseus and the setting -- Puck's permutations : the context of love -- 'Sweet moon' : the woods and the context of magic -- Literary context -- Playing parts -- Transgressions and translations
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 295 pages
Isbn
9781783085552
Lccn
2016032889
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)962359877
Label
A midsummer night's dream in context : magic, madness and mayhem, Keith Linley
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I : The inherited past. The historical context -- The Elizabethan world order : from divinity to dust -- Sin, death and the prince of darkness -- The seven cardinal virtues -- Kingship -- Patriarchy, family authority and gender relationships -- Man in his place -- Images of disorder : the religious context -- Part II : The Elizabethan present. The context of comedy -- Theseus and the setting -- Puck's permutations : the context of love -- 'Sweet moon' : the woods and the context of magic -- Literary context -- Playing parts -- Transgressions and translations
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 295 pages
Isbn
9781783085552
Lccn
2016032889
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)962359877

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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