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A Midsummer Night’s Dream—Comic Tools

Lecture no. 3 from the course: How to Read and Understand Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night’s Dream—Comic Tools

Taught by Professor Marc C. Conner | 33 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

In his comedic plays, Shakespeare drew on the classical Roman model of comedy. In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, see how he expands the form, using the archetypal plot devices of “blocked love,” its resolution at either the altar or the grave, and the escape from urban life to the magical world of the forest.

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