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Issue Details: First known date: 1596... 1596 A Midsummer Night's Dream
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y separately published work icon My Name Is Not Peaseblossom Jackie French , Sydney South : HarperCollins Australia , 2019 15931880 2019 single work novel young adult fantasy

'Titania rose to her feet. 'What is going on here, Peaseblossom?' she demanded.

I bowed to her. 'I apologise, Your Majesty. But I'd rather be known as Pete.'

'Pete?' She frowned. 'That's no name for a fairy.'

'No, it isn't,' I said, meeting her eyes.

'At Court, he's known as Fairy Peaseblossom, a servant to the Queen.

'But as Pete, he prefers pizza to sugar plums and denim to daffodils. He wants to choose his own life too. But how can he when a fairy's sole duty is to obey the all-powerful Queen Titania?

'This is Shakespeare's popular and delightful comedy 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' with an added army of Amazons, a sea serpent and a selkie called Gaela, who luckily for Pete makes the best pizza in the world.

'It is also a story of the intrigues of the Fairy Court, of vampire plots to dominate the world and of impossible loves that might just come true. Not with enchantment, but when two hearts thread together making a magic of their own.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Notes

  • '[P]ublished in Quarto (Q1) in 1600 as well as in the First Folio of 1623.' (The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English (1988))

Production Details

  • '[F]irst performed c. 1596' (The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English (1988))

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First known date: ca. 1596

Works about this Work

Statespeare Nelle Lee , 2012 single work drama humour

'Studying Shakespeare Suckeths

'STATESPEARE', the Helpmann Award-nominated show that audiences (of all ages) across the country adored, is back and Barder than ever… For two nights only!

'Is Shakespeare still relevant? It’s the first rehearsal for the year 12’s Performance Task and Lachlan and Nerys know that with their knowledge of The Bard they cannot fail. Their allocated group members Jay and Rob don’t know the difference between Shakespeare and Schwarzenegger.

'As this mismatched foursome battle it out on the drama room floor they surprise and shock themselves as they gain a greater understanding of Shakespeare’s most famous plays including Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Titus Andronicus, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, The Taming of the Shrew and Hamlet.

'Fast-paced and hilarious, don’t miss this very special opportunity to catch STATESPEARE as part of the 2013 Inaugural QLD Youth Shakespeare Festival. The Festival gives high school students the chance to compete against other talented Shakespeare fans for the chance to be part of a live Shakespeare stage show. The general public is encouraged to come along to the finals and see the students competing for this exciting opportunity.

'Originally co-produced with La Boite Theatre Company.' (Source: Brisbane Powerhouse website)

Negotiating Cultural Narratives : All-Aboriginal Shakespearean Dreaming Emma Cox , 2004 single work essay
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 64 no. 3 2004; (p. 15-27)
An analysis of the reviews and critical commentary on the 1997 Sydney Theatre Company production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Performed as part of the Festival of the Dreaming in 1997, the play 'juxtaposed an Elizabethan-style Athenian court with a Dreamtime forest world, thereby creating a dialogue between the play's original performative context and a more recent Aboriginal interpretive framework.' (p.15) The play was directed by Noel Tovey.
Mrs. Oberon i "I'm not the first", Gloria B. Yates , 2003 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Mozzie , July vol. 11 no. 6 2003; (p. 19)
Titania to Puck i "Robin, Puck, what ails the Fairy King?", S. M. O'Neill , 1983 single work poetry
— Appears in: Poetry Monash , no. 14 1983; (p. 18)
Mrs. Oberon i "I'm not the first", Gloria B. Yates , 2003 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Mozzie , July vol. 11 no. 6 2003; (p. 19)
Negotiating Cultural Narratives : All-Aboriginal Shakespearean Dreaming Emma Cox , 2004 single work essay
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 64 no. 3 2004; (p. 15-27)
An analysis of the reviews and critical commentary on the 1997 Sydney Theatre Company production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Performed as part of the Festival of the Dreaming in 1997, the play 'juxtaposed an Elizabethan-style Athenian court with a Dreamtime forest world, thereby creating a dialogue between the play's original performative context and a more recent Aboriginal interpretive framework.' (p.15) The play was directed by Noel Tovey.
Titania to Puck i "Robin, Puck, what ails the Fairy King?", S. M. O'Neill , 1983 single work poetry
— Appears in: Poetry Monash , no. 14 1983; (p. 18)
Statespeare Nelle Lee , 2012 single work drama humour

'Studying Shakespeare Suckeths

'STATESPEARE', the Helpmann Award-nominated show that audiences (of all ages) across the country adored, is back and Barder than ever… For two nights only!

'Is Shakespeare still relevant? It’s the first rehearsal for the year 12’s Performance Task and Lachlan and Nerys know that with their knowledge of The Bard they cannot fail. Their allocated group members Jay and Rob don’t know the difference between Shakespeare and Schwarzenegger.

'As this mismatched foursome battle it out on the drama room floor they surprise and shock themselves as they gain a greater understanding of Shakespeare’s most famous plays including Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Titus Andronicus, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, The Taming of the Shrew and Hamlet.

'Fast-paced and hilarious, don’t miss this very special opportunity to catch STATESPEARE as part of the 2013 Inaugural QLD Youth Shakespeare Festival. The Festival gives high school students the chance to compete against other talented Shakespeare fans for the chance to be part of a live Shakespeare stage show. The general public is encouraged to come along to the finals and see the students competing for this exciting opportunity.

'Originally co-produced with La Boite Theatre Company.' (Source: Brisbane Powerhouse website)

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