• Title English : A Midsummer Night’s dream
• Author : Shakespeare William
• Pages : 292 Sheet
• Publisher : Flammarion; Edition: 2019 edition (May 30, 2018)
• Collection : GF
• ISBN-10 : 2081422573
• ISBN-13 : 978-2081422575
• Product Dimensions : 17,8 x 1,3 x 10,8 cm
• Format Kindle : Paperback, MOBIPOCKET, EBOOK and DOCx
• Price : € 4,90
• Rating : ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 9/10
♦ Description : “Hermia and Lysander love each other. But Theseus, tyrant of Athens, compels the girl to marry Demetrius. If she refuses, she risks death or the cloister. One evening, with Lysander, Hermia decides to flee the city, pursued by Demetrius and Helena, herself in love with the latter. Together, they dive into the heart of a dark and enchanted forest. They meet Oberon, king of the elves, who asks the mischievous Puck to use his philters to unite and untie the loves of travelers … Between burlesque and fairy, mise en abyme and disorder of feelings, the dream of one night summer is more than a dream, it’s a sum with shared dreams. Special file: love 1. Originally was thwarted love 2. Reflections on love at first sight 3. Reciprocity, non-reciprocity, reversibility 4. Love and violence, or the motive of The discordia concors 5. The language of love: Petrarquism, parody and other excesses.”
“Considered the greatest playwright of Anglo-Saxon culture, William Shakespeare comes from the middle class of Stratford-upon-Avon, a comfortable situation that allows him to study for a few years before a hasty marriage.
It is supposed to have been established in London in 1588 – this period of his life remains mysterious for historians who find his trace in 1592, quoted in theatrical chronicles. His first patron is the Earl of Southampton to whom he dedicates his ‘Sonnets’ in 1609.
Contemporary and occasional collaborator of Christopher Marlowe and Ben Jonson, the writer plays his own plays at the court of Elisabeth 1st and Jacques 1st. He acquired a little more independence by becoming a shareholder in the Globe and Blackfriars Theater in 1608. Four years later, the poet ended his career and returned to Stratford.
Author of a unique and timeless work, he sets out to describe the games of power and human passions, mixing joy and pain with ‘unlimited poetry’, in the words of Victor Hugo. Best known for his tragedies: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (1595), ‘Hamlet’ (1603), ‘King Lear’ (1604) or ‘Macbeth’ (1606), Shakespeare spreads his talents in many registers such as comedy ( ‘A lot of noise for nothing’, ‘Taming the Shrew’ …) and the historical drama (‘Richard III’, ‘Henry V’, ‘Henry VI’ …).
The stylistic virtuosity and richness of his intrigues make William Shakespeare’s work a monument of literature that continues to inspire writers and artists of yesterday and today.”