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The Significance of the Play Within the Play Structure of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare

One of the notable characteristics of the dramatic construction and presentation of William Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the fact that it contains two distinctly different plays within the larger framework of the main play. The author’s skillful  →

Appearances Versus Reality in Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Many of the problems and confusions in Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” are the result of gender bending episodes, many of which involve disguise and deceit of one form or another. In the most prominent examples of disguise and appearance versus reality  →

Appearances versus Reality in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Twelfth Night

In both plays by Shakespeare, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and Twelfth Night, it is often difficult for the characters as well as the reader to determine what is simply outward appearance and what constitutes reality. Shakespeare achieves this confusing effect by  →

The Role of Disguises in As You Like It and A Midsummer Night’s Dream

This essay attempt to consider the ways two of Shakespeare’s comedies, “As You Like It” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, employ the use of disguises for the initial purpose of deceit. While the trickery involved with identity bending in both  →

The Symbol of the Moon in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Shakespeare

The moon is symbolic and takes on many meanings in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare. As this essay on symbols in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” seeks to point out, it is not simply part of the background  →

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Analysis of Lines 5-20 of the Epilogue

The last lines spoken by Puck near the end of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare in the Epilogue (lines 5-20) are particularly striking both in terms of language and of overall meaning in the play. The purpose of  →

The Significance of the Reference to Philomel in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Shakespeare

Other essays and articles in the Literature Archives related to this topic include : The Significance of the Play Within a Play Structure of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream • The Friendships of Women in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Shakespeare • A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Analysis of Lines  →

Friendships and the Relationships of Women in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare

Other essays and articles in the Literature Archives related to this topic include : The Significance of the Play Within a Play Structure of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream • A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Analysis of Lines 5-20 of the Epilogue • The Symbol of the Moon in  →