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This is a starting point for research about Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream.
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Tertiary Sources Practice
Oxford English Dictionary Practice
Using Oxford English Dictionary, rewrite the following insults into contemporary English.
- O me, you juggler, you canker-blossom, you thief of love! (Midsummer Night's Dream, iii. ii. 283 )
- Get you gone you dwarf, you minimus of hindering knot grass, made. (Midsummer Night's Dream, iii. ii. 345)
- How low am I, thou painted maypole? Speak. (Midsummer Night's Dream, iii. ii. 297)
- Fie, fie! You counterfeit, you puppet, you! (Midsummer Night's Dream, iii. ii. 288)
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William Shakespeare by
Call Number: Reference (PR2976 .W5354 1985 ) Print Book
Publication Date: 1985
This labour of love by 60 Shakespeare specialists covers all aspects of Shakespearean studies with one volume on his era, one on critical analysis of his work and one on his influence on 20th-century actors, writers, directors and musicians.
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Call Number: Reference (PR2880.A1 S48 2007) Print Book
Publication Date: 2006
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