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Bottom's dream : a play / [by] Alan Poole.

  • Author

    Poole, Alan b.1918.,

  • Date published


  • Publisher

    London [etc.] : French, 1979.

  • Subject

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Drama

    Drama in English, 1945 Texts

Who dreamt the Midsummer Night's Dream? What were the reactions of the artisans' relatives to their play-acting activities? The author considers the play from the point of Bottom - and the women as members of the audience. Bottom and his wife are discovered settling down for the night - as twelve o'clock strikes, Bottom dreams a 'most rare vision'. All the artisan scenes are preserved intact - but here the women also have their say.