Premium Content Dream Within a Dream: Freud, Phonics, and Fathomlessness in "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
By Theoderek Wayne - December 02, 2001
Shakespeare anticipates the Freudian concept of the dream as egoistic wish-fulfillment through the chaotic and mimetic desires of his characters in "A Midsummer Night's Dream." The play also utilizes a secondary meaning of the word "dream" - musicality - by tapping into theater's potential for sensory enchantment. Through this artificial recreation…
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