The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0570 Sunday, 28 September 2008
Date: Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 16:46:32 -0400
Subject: Bottom's Dream
I've been asked by a colleague whether the play A Midsummer Night's Dream has
ever been equated with the dream from which Bottom awakens in 4.1 of the play,
the one that he intends to have Peter Quince turn into a ballet. I was pretty
sure that I had heard this argument before, but a search of "Bottom's Dream" in
the World Shakespeare Bibliography did not allow me to identify any sources that
discuss this idea. Can anyone point me toward a previous treatment of this notion?
Michael D. Friedman
University of Scranton
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