06+MSND+1 - Lecture Six: Midsummer Nights Dream: Love and...

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Unformatted text preview: Lecture Six: Midsummer Nights Dream: Love and Comedy Romeo and Juliet FRIAR LAWRENCE. A greater power than we can contradict Hath thwarted our intents: come, come away: Thy husband in thy bosom there lies dead; And Paris too: come, I'll dispose of thee Among a sisterhood of holy nuns: Stay not to question, for the watch is coming; Come, go, good Juliet; I dare no longer stay.[Exit.] JULIET. What's here? a cup, closed in my true love's hand? Three realms of Midsummer Nights Dream 1. Ancient World of Athens -- Theseus, Hippolyta 2. World of Fairy King and Fairy Queen Spensers Faerie Queene (1590) English Folklore 3. World of the Rude Mechanicals Ancient (Pre-Historic) world of Athens Fairy World Puck = Not Shakespeares invention, but an ancient word meaning an evil or malicious demon, which was turned into a figure of English folklore -- a mischievous trickster, a Robin Goodfellow Rude Mechanicals...
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This note was uploaded on 11/12/2011 for the course ENGLISH 350:322 taught by Professor Fulton during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.

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06+MSND+1 - Lecture Six: Midsummer Nights Dream: Love and...

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