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By William Shakespeare

Real love takes the degree on the marriage of Theseus, Duke of Athens, and Hipployta, because the fairies of the wooded area intrude with the lives of mortals attending the marriage banquet. even if betrothed to Demetrius, Hermia is in love with Lysander and needs to make a choice from bowing to her father’s needs or a lifetime of chastity. yet Helena is in love with Demetrius, who merely has eyes for Hermia. even as, Oberon, king of the fairies, seeks to punish his spouse Titania utilizing a love potion, because the geographical regions of mortals and fairies collide on one magical midsummer night.

Known as “The Bard of Avon,” William Shakespeare is arguably the best English-language author recognized. significantly well known in the course of his existence, Shakespeare’s works proceed to resonate greater than 3 centuries after his demise, as has his impact on theatre and literature. Shakespeare’s cutting edge use of personality, language, and experimentation with romance as tragedy served as a origin for later playwrights and dramatists, and a few of his most famed traces of discussion became a part of daily speech.

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Pointon, Milton and English Art (1970), pp. 135–66. Two recent books on Blake’s art of striking negligibility are Kathleen Raine, William Blake (1970), with reproductions of unfortunate colour, and Ruthven Todd, William Blake the Artist (1971) with novel reproductions but a text mechanically derived from elsewhere. Ellis edition of Blake’s Poetical Works (2 vols, 1906). Russell in 1906. Nurmi, in A Blake Bibliography (1964), attempted to bring the Keynes bibliography up to date chiefly in its coverage of Blake’s commercial engravings and of Blake criticism and scholarship.

Essick, ‘A finding list of reproductions of Blake’s art’, Blake Newsletter, vol. III (1969, 1970), pp. 24–41, 64–70, and supplement pp. 1–23, 1–21, 1– 3. With the aid of such catalogues, the Blake student can find most of the important Blake designs in public collections. Even the most industrious student, however, cannot visit or hold in mind the extended riches of these great collections. He must therefore depend upon reproductions for much of his work. The most important books illustrating Blake’s art are Illustrations of the Divine Comedy of Dante (1922–102 plates; 1968–109 plates); William Blake’s Designs for Gray’s Poems, ed.

Butlin (2 vols, 1969). To these specialized series should be added The Drawings and Engravings, ed. Binyon (1922, 1967–108 plates); The Paintings, ed. D. Figgis (1925–100 plates); and Pencil Drawings, ed. Keynes ([first series], 1927–82 plates, second series, 1956–57 plates; 1970– 92 plates, mostly from 1927 and 1956), plus of course the very full illustrations in the collection-catalogues above. Except for the hundreds of unprinted Night Thoughts drawings in the British Museum Print Room, most of Blake’s important series of designs have now been reproduced extensively.

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