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Dream and Ritual Process in A Midsummer Night's Dream


In lieu of an abstract, the first paragraph of the essay follows:

Whereas The Tempest ponders the mystery of dream, Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream considers the efficacy of dream in effecting transformation. Dream is the heart of the play; the day-night rhythm its pulse. Sun and moon alternate their specific forms of governance, but the dream world alone offers relief from the constraints of day life.

Comparative Drama is carried by JSTOR and Project MUSE.