Saturday, 28 January 2017


Risultati immagini per a midsummer night's dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream was written in 1595 or 1596, at about the same time as Romeo and Juliet. There  are evident plot links between A Midsummer Night's Dream and Romeo and Juliet, both plays give emphasis to the conflict between love and social convention, but the plot of "Pyramus and Thisbe," the play-within-the-play of A Midsummer Night's Dream, parallels that of Romeo and Juliet. Critics have wondered if Romeo and Juliet is a serious reinterpretation of the other play, or just the opposite  -  perhaps Shakespeare is mocking his tragic love story through the farce of "Pyramus and Thisbe."
Most critics believe the play was written for and performed at an aristocratic wedding, with Queen Elizabeth I in attendance.
Here you can find my previous post about this enchanting play.

Saturday, 14 January 2017


Risultati immagini per lewis carroll alice in wonderland book

Lewis Carroll, author of the children's classics Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, died on 14 January 1898. 
Here you can find a detailed analysis of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Sunday, 8 January 2017