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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Midsummer Night's Dream Overview

  • Category: Comedy
  • Period written: 1595-1596
  • First known performance:
  • Number of lines: 2165
  • Number of scenes: 9
  • Total Characters: 24
  • Prose/Verse: 19%/81%
  • Folios: Folio 1 (1623, based on Q2), Folio 2 (1632), Folio 3 (1663-4), Folio 4 (1685)
  • Quartos: Quarto 1 (1600), Quarto 2 (1619)
  • Possible Sources: Metamorphoses (Ovid, 8 A.D.), The Tragedy of Pyramus and Thisbe (B. M. Add., 8 A.D.), The Knightes Tale (Geoffrey Chaucer, 1386–1395), Huon of Bordeaux (Lord Berners, 1545), The XI Books of the Golden Asse containing the Metamorphoses of Lucius Apuleius (William Adlington, 1566), Thesaurus Linguae Romanae et Britannicae (T. Cooper, 1573), The Life of Theseus (Plutarch, 1579), The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Reginald Scot, 1584), A Handefull of Pleasant Delites (Clement Robinson, 1584)

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