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Re: Love and Magic
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0891  Monday, 24 April 2000.

[1]     From:   Jim Harner <
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        Date:   Friday, 21 Apr 2000 09:41:38 -0500
        Subj:   The Tempest vs A Midsummer Night's Dream: Love and Magic

[2]     From:   Laura Blankenship <
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        Date:   Friday, 21 Apr 2000 13:58:20 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.0880 Tmp. v MND: Love and Magic


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From:           Jim Harner <
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Date:           Friday, 21 Apr 2000 09:41:38 -0500
Subject:        The Tempest vs A Midsummer Night's Dream - Love and Magic

I did a quick check of the prototype of the World Shakespeare
Bibliography Online (which will be ready for free trials next month) and
found the following studies that deal with magic in Tempest and
Midsummer Night's Dream.

Swedlow, Jessica E. "'Art to Enchant': Shakespeare's Magic."
Dissertation Abstracts International 51 (1990-91): 2758A (Brown).

Montbriand, Timothy L. "Shakespeare's Fairies, Ghosts, Witches, and
Magic." Dissertation Abstracts International 57 (1996-97): 5166A (Wayne
State).

Wheeler, Richard P. "Fantasy and History in {iThe Tempest}. The Tempest.
Ed. Nigel Wood. Theory in Practice. Buckingham and Philadelphia: Open
University Press, 1995. 127-64.

Butler, F. G. "Notes on Seeing and Hearing Shakespeare's Plays in South
Africa." Occasional Papers and Reviews, Shakespeare Society of Southern
Africa 7.1 (1992): 1-13.

Hare, Elissa. Enchanted Shows: Vision and Structure in Elizabethan and
Shakespearean Comedy about Magic. Garland Publications in American and
English Literature. New York and London: Garland, 1988.

Jim Harner
Editor, World Shakespeare Bibliography

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From:           Laura Blankenship <
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Date:           Friday, 21 Apr 2000 13:58:20 -0500
Subject: 11.0880 Tmp. v MND: Love and Magic
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0880 Tmp. v MND: Love and Magic

> Are there any sources where I can find the two plays compared especially
> with a look an love and magic?

John S. Mebane's book _Renaissance Magic and the Return of the Golden
Age_ (University of Nebraska, 1989) has a chapter entitled "Magic as
Love and Faith" with a thorough treatment of _The Tempest_ and a brief
mention of _MND_, but there might be some useful references that have a
more extensive treatment of MND.

Laura Blankenship
University of Arkansas
 

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