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Mid-Fall Night's Dream, A

About the Story

Mid-Fall Night's Dream, A Thought to be written between 1590 and 1596, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most popular works and also one of his most unusual works in that it isn’t based primarily on one single source. Instead, the story references Greek mythology in the character of Theseus, who is loosely based on the Greek hero of the same name. The Celtic fairies and the character of Puck (aka Robin Goodfellow), a mischievous woodland sprite, were derived from English folklore, and the character of Titania and the story of “Pyramus and Thisbe” come from Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Described as romantic, dreamlike, farcical, and fantastic, the play also parodies conventions of English Renaissance theatre such as the tradition of men playing the roles of female characters.


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