31 minutes | Sep 11, 2021

A Midsummer Night's Dream by Neil Gaiman (Preview)

Preview for our first ever bonus episode of Unseen Academicals, covering issue 19 of Neil Gaiman's comic series The Sandman: "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (1991). We compare Gaiman's treatment of Shakespeare's titular play to that of Pratchett's Lords and Ladies (1992), while examining the history of Shakespeare in comics and fairy illustration, the Faerie connections to the underworld, Faustian bargains, the history of Puck and his "reverse Pandora," Tolkien's opinions on fantasy and drama, as well as the origins of drag and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and more! Unock the full episode at: https://www.patreon.com/doctorprometheuspod  Episode Transcripts and Bibliographies: https://monash.academia.edu/JoshuaBulleid/Podcasts   Contact: unseenacademicalspod@gmail.com   Alice's other podcast, Of the Devil's Party: https://ofthedevilsparty.sounder.fm/ A Doctor Prometheus podcast. 
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