By William Shakespeare
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L. Styan, Max Reinhardt, 1982, esp. pp. 54-61. In some respects this director's treatment of A Midsummer Night's Dream was revolutionary, for he was the first in Germany to bring out on stage the magic and delight of the play, and to move away from naturalism in his treatment of it in a long series of productions. * See Williams, 'Discord', pp. Sur. 18 (1965), 75~93> PP- 87, 90, and Carl OrfFs own account of his various musical settings for the play, 'Musik zum Sommernachtstraum. Ein Bericht', SJ 100 (1964), 117-34.
Terence Hawkes, Structuralism and Semiotics, 1977, p. 157. Pierre Macherey, A Theory of Literary Production, trans. Geoffrey Wall, 1978, pp. 100, 90, 80. See Wolfgang Iser, The Act of Reading, 1976, trans. 1978, p. 127, and E. H. Gombrich, Art and Illusion, 2nd edn, 1962, pp. 188-90. A Midsummer Night's Dream 28 does to the tragedies, and both plays, interestingly, incorporate a troupe of players into the action, as though Shakespeare was especially conscious in these works of the nature of what he was doing.
He never becomes aware that he has been transformed into an ass, and if this lack of awareness marks a kind of innocence which is appealing, it also defines his limitations. In love all mortals are foolish, true, but the lovers and Titania come to a new awareness through their experiences and visions, and this gives point to the last part of the play. 1, so Theseus and Hippolyta enter to the noise of horns and hounds signalling daybreak, time for the waking up of the lovers and then of Bottom. Effectively the action returns from the woods and Oberon's control to the city of Athens in the orbit of Theseus.
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare