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A Political Nightmare in A Midsummer Night’s Dream

On the surface, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a light-hearted comedy about four individuals who form two couples after a series of hilarious events that end in a wedding, as comedies typically do. However, Peter C. Herman argues that underneath the surface tale lies a tale of complex political tension that ends with an unwinnable choice from an increasingly hypocritical leader. Continue reading