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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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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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Linley, Keith
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2827
LC item number
.L56 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Series statement
Anthem perspectives in literature
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  • Shakespeare, William
  • Literature and society
  • Ethics in literature
  • Social classes in literature
  • Social role in literature
  • Man-woman relationships in literature
  • Love in literature
  • Social values in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / General
  • Ethics in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Love in literature
  • Man-woman relationships in literature
  • Social classes in literature
  • Social role in literature
  • Social values in literature
  • England
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A midsummer night's dream in context : magic, madness and mayhem, Keith Linley
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-289) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Inherited -- 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 -- 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
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 295 pages ):
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781783085569
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
WorldCat record--jaz
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)969884747
  • (OCoLC)ocn969884747
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
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Inherited -- 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 -- 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
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 295 pages ):
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781783085569
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
WorldCat record--jaz
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)969884747
  • (OCoLC)ocn969884747

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