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Publisher: Cambridge University Press (September 13, 1996)
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it is a designated account of the theatrical fortunes of A Midsummer Night's Dream at the British degree, from the 1590s to the Nineteen Nineties. The vast, illustrated creation lines the increase of the play from theatrical overlook within the eighteenth century in the course of the outstanding productions of the 19th century to its present excessive prestige. The authoritative New Cambridge Shakespeare textual content of the play is observed through notes on actors' interpretations, settings and textual changes. the writer considers the cultural adjustments that have affected the play's recognition in addition to the conceptions of person administrators from David Garrick and George Colman, through Madame Vestris and Beerbohm Tree, Granville Barker and W. Bridges Adams to Peter Brook, Robert Lepage and Adrian Noble. The booklet exhibits theatre historical past as cultural historical past. it is going to be worthwhile to scholars of Shakespeare in functionality at graduate point, operating in departments of English or drama/theatre and to these intrigued through the altering attractiveness of Shakespeare.