Tuesday, March 1, 2011

E-Book of the Week: William Shakesepare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Bloom, Harold (ed.). William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Broomall, PA: Chelsea House Publishers, 1996.

This book provides a critical overview of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Bloom starts off the work with a biography of Shakespeare, followed by information on the characters, themes and structure of the play, an especially helpful foundation for those who have found Shakespeare's language difficult to interpret. Following this, Bloom has compiled a list of extracts from critical works reaching back to the early 1800s. Each extract is prefaced by a very brief biography of the author and the work being quoted. Bloom concludes the volume with a bibliography of Shakespeare's works and works about A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Previewed by Alison Cody, Public Relations & Instruction Librarian. Click here to read this book.

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