Publisher description for Shakespeare's A midsummer night's dream / William Shakespeare ; illustrated by Arthur Rackham.


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Shakespeare's incomparable romantic comedy takes on a new and vivid life with these brilliant images by one of the twentieth century's leading illustrators. The fairy world of A Midsummer Night's Dream is the perfect milieu for the artistry of Arthur Rackham, the popular illustrator of fairy tales who possessed a striking gift for depicting fanciful creatures. His dreamlike visions provide a series of unique portraits from the enchanted wood outside ancient Athens, where Oberon and Titania rule a kingdom of diminutive sprites. This faithful reprint offers a quality of printing and sharpness of reproduction that rivals the limited and first editions of 1908. Includes the complete text of the play, along with 40 full-color, and numerous black-and-white, illustrations.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Athens (Greece) Drama, Courtship Drama