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Bottom's Dream
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0570  Sunday, 28 September 2008

From:       Michael Friedman <
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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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