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'a Midsummer Night's Dream' in Context: Magic, Madness and Mayhem

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The Elizabethan popular audience had a natural love of clowning, slapstick and the mayhem that was released when the rules of society were relaxed, broken or subverted. A play set on Midsummer Night and structured as a dream was going to be fun and full of the resonances associated with a festal day that had age old overtones of love, marriage, misrule and jolllity. Midsum ...more
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Published November 21st 2016 by Anthem Press
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