Tiffany Stern

Jun 19, 2023

Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" Part 2: Context and Questions

A Discussion with Tiffany Stern

New Books Network 2023

Part 2 addresses the play's central questions about comedy, tragedy, and passion by examining its language and plot motifs. Professor Tiffany Stern will guide you through the play’s sometimes dark, sometimes humorous, but always honest exploration of love — where it comes from and why it doesn’t always make sense. You’ll also discover how A Midsummer Night’s Dream reflects the way that Shakespeare’s own company performed his plays, and why that knowledge can help you become a better reader of Shakespeare.

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