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A Midsummer Night’s Dream—Comic Structure

Lecture no. 4 from the course: How to Read and Understand Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night’s Dream—Comic Structure

Taught by Professor Marc C. Conner | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

This lecture explores key principles for understanding and appreciating Shakespeare’s comedies. Grasp the thematic elements of a shift from friendship to romantic love and of severe testing of the characters. See how the three-part structure of the comedies leads inevitably to reconciliation and regeneration.

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