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Fairy Queen


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Semi-opera in five acts by Purcell to a libretto anonymously adapted from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream (London, 1692). The score was lost by 1700 but was found in the library of the Royal Academy of Music in 1901.

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Subjects: Music — Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.


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Elkanah Settle (1648—1724) playwright


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