Bottom, Thou Art Translated: Political Allegory in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Related Literature

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Political Allegory in the Age of Elizabeth
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The Importance of Succession to the
31
The Duke of Alençon and Edmund
51
Devices Similar to Those in A Midsummer
75
The Allegorical Roles of Alençon and
131
The Succession to the Throne 1594 1595
167
The Prototypes of Bottom and His Crew
189
The Actors in the Original Roles of A
209
Bibliography
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Index
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