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One of the “great” or “middle” comedies, A Midsummer Night's Dream, with its multilayered examination of love and its vagaries, has long been one of the most. Four nights will quickly dream away the time; And then the moon, like to a silver bow. New-bent in heaven, shall behold the night. Of our solemnities. THESEUS. Read A Midsummer Night's Dream alongside a modern English translation. See a complete list of the characters in A Midsummer Night's Dream and in-depth Plot Overview · MSND on No Fear Shakespeare · Character List · Act I, scene i.
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InCharles Cowden Clarke also wrote on this play. Kehler notes he was the husband of famous Shakespearean scholar Mary Cowden Clarke.
Charles was more appreciative of the lower-class mechanicals of the play. He commented favourably on their individualisation and their collective richness of character.
He thought a midnight summer s dream Bottom was conceited but good natured, and shows a considerable store of imagination in his interaction with the representatives of the fairy world.
He also argued that Bottom's conceit was a quality inseparable from a midnight summer s dream secondary profession, that of an actor. Hudson, an American clergyman and editor of Shakespeare, also wrote comments on this play.
Kehler pays little attention to his writings, as they were largely derivative of previous works. She notes, however, that Hudson too believed that the play should be viewed as a dream.
He cited the lightness of the characterisation as supporting of his view.
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He also argued that Theseus was one of the "heroic men of action"  so central to Shakespeare's theatrical works. Clapp and Horace A midnight summer s dream Furness were both more concerned with the problem of the play's duration, though they held opposing views.
He also viewed the play as representing three phases or movements. The first is the Real World of the play, which represents reason. The second is the Fairy World, an ideal world which represents imagination and the supernatural. The third is their representation in art, where the action is self-reflective.
Snider viewed Titania and her caprice as solely to blame for her marital strife with Oberon.
She therefore deserves punishment, and Oberon is a dutiful husband who provides her with one. For failing to live in peace with Oberon and her kind, Titania is sentenced to fall in love with a human.
And this human, unlike Oberon is a "horrid brute". Boas were the last major additions to A Midsummer Night's Dream criticism.
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To Boas the play is, despite its fantastical and exotic trappings, "essentially English and Elizabethan". Summing up their contributions, Kehler writes: InElizabeth Sewell argued that Shakespeare aligns himself not with the aristocrats of the play, but with Bottom and the artisans.
It is their task to produce a wedding entertainment, precisely the purpose of the writer on working in this play. He counted among them fantasy, blind love, and divine love.
He traced these themes to the works of MacrobiusApuleiusand Giordano Bruno.