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This Signet Classic edition of A Midsummer Night's Dream features an extensive overview of Shakespeare's life, world and theatre by the general editor, Sylvan Barnet, and a special introduction to the play by Wolfgang Clemen (University of Munich). It includes dramatic criticism from the past and present with commentaries by William Hazlett, John Russell Brown, Frank Kermode, Linda Bamber, and Camille Wells Slights. There is a comprehensive stage and screen history of notable actors, directors, and productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream , then and now, and a note on the sources from which Shakespeare derived the play. Text, notes and commentaries are printed in the clearest, most readable type, and there is an up-to-date list of recommended readings.