Gleeditions A Midsummer Night's Dream
by William Shakespeare

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  • Text from earliest (1600) quarto
  • Updated spelling and punctuation
  • Modernization of commonly used word forms (e.g., ye to you)

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Historical Background

  • Views on dreams circa 1595
  • Fairies and Puck
  • May-Midsummer rites
  • Theseus and Hippolyta
  • Love in society and poetry
  • Craftsmen
  • Pyramus and Thisbe
  • Master of the Revels
  • Shakespeare’s sources
  • Performance history

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