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By William Shakespeare

Real love takes the degree on the marriage of Theseus, Duke of Athens, and Hipployta, because the fairies of the wooded area intervene with the lives of mortals attending the marriage ceremonial dinner. even supposing betrothed to Demetrius, Hermia is in love with Lysander and needs to make a choice from bowing to her father’s needs or a lifetime of chastity. yet Helena is in love with Demetrius, who basically has eyes for Hermia. whilst, Oberon, king of the fairies, seeks to punish his spouse Titania utilizing a love potion, because the nation-states of mortals and fairies collide on one magical midsummer night.

Known as “The Bard of Avon,” William Shakespeare is arguably the best English-language author recognized. drastically well known in the course of his lifestyles, Shakespeare’s works proceed to resonate greater than 3 centuries after his demise, as has his impression on theatre and literature. Shakespeare’s leading edge use of personality, language, and experimentation with romance as tragedy served as a beginning for later playwrights and dramatists, and a few of his most renowned strains of debate became a part of daily speech.

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CAKES AND ALE; OR, THE SKELETON IN THE CUPBOARD (1930). A novel, *Maugham’s twelfth, published in London by *William Heinemann and 16 CAKES AND ALE; OR, THE SKELETON IN THE CUPBOARD in New York by Doubleday. The germ of the idea came from the grand ceremony at the funeral of *Thomas Hardy (1840–1928), whose ashes were borne at Westminster Abbey (after his heart had been buried elsewhere) by such politicians as Stanley Baldwin (1867–1947) and Ramsay MacDonald (1866–1937) and by such literati as J.

Prolific English writer of popular fiction, one of four sons born to Edward White Benson (1829–1896), archbishop of Canterbury from 1883. He was the brother of the biographer and diarist Arthur Christopher Benson (1862–1925) and the novelist (turned Roman Catholic) Robert Hugh Benson (1871–1914). His popularity came from two sets of novels, known, respectively, as ‘‘Dodo’’ and ‘‘Lucia’’—the latter reissued in 1977. Never known for his masculinity, he belonged to *Maugham’s circle of *homosexual friends.

The hackneyed plot of the piece spins its tiresome web about the repressive (but sometimes repressed) husband theme, specifically, the humorless and rumbling London barrister †Valentine Lefevre. He tries, in the end without success, to keep his widowed mother dependent on him, to prevent his daughter, †Enid Lefevre, from an engagement to the man she really loves, and to achieve domination over his dominating wife, †Hermione. Maugham blamed part of the failure of the piece on Violet Cooper’s inability to deliver the lines properly.

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