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Puck from Sandman #19, art by Charles Vess, text by Neil Gaiman

Do you want to learn more about Puck and other tricksters? Here is a collection of links to buy books, videos and DVDs featuring Puck, Robin Goodfellow and other related characters.

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Illustration from Sandman #19, script by Neil Gaiman, art by Charles Vess. DC Comcs

A Midsummer Night's Dream

and Other Shakespearean Works

THE ARDEN SHAKESPEARE: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by William Shakespeare, edited by Sukanta Chaudhuri. A singular edition of Shakespeare's magical play featuring Puck.
Buy A Midsummer Night's Dream (The Arden Shakespeare Third Series) on Amazon.com
Buy A Midsummer Night's Dream (The Arden Shakespeare Third Series) on Amazon.co.uk
Buy A Midsummer Night's Dream: Third Series on Amazon.ca


THE ARDEN SHAKESPEARE: COMPLETE WORKS, THIRD EDITION by William Shakespeare, edited by Ann Thompson, David Scott Kastan and H. R. Woudhuysen. All of Shakespeare's plays in one volume with helpful articles for students.
Buy Arden Shakespeare Third Series Complete Works on Amazon.com
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PLAYING SHAKESPEARE: AN ACTOR'S GUIDE by John Barton. Although there's not much on A Midsummer Night's Dream, this is an essential work on how to play Shakespeare.
Playing Shakespeare on Amazon.com
Buy Playing Shakespeare (Performance Books) on Amazon.co.uk
Buy Playing Shakespeare: An Actor's Guide on Amazon.ca



A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (1935) - This classic Warner Brothers film from the Golden Age of Hollywood features Mickey Rooney as Puck, James Cagney as Bottom and Olivia de Havilland as Hemria.
Buy A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935) DVD on Amazon.com
Buy A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935) on Amazon.co.uk
Buy A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935) All Region on Amazon.ca

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (1999) - Directed by Michael Hoffman, this film moves the setting to Italy in the late 19th century. Stanley Tucci plays Puck and Kevin Kline stars as Bottom. Perhaps the best-known film version to modern audiences.
Buy A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999) on Amazon.com
Buy A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999) on Amazon.co.uk
Buy A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999) on Amazon.ca

Books on Fairy Folklore and Tricksters

THE FAIRIES IN TRADITION AND LITERATURE by Katharine Briggs. The late Briggs is arguably the greatest 20th century fairy folklorist. This is one of her many examinations of the development of fairy legends and the many themes found in the stories.
Buy The Fairies in Tradition and Literature (Routledge Classics) on Amazon.com
Buy The Fairies in Tradition and Literature on Amazon.co.uk
Buy The Fairies in Tradition and Literature on Amazon.ca

THE TRICKSTER: A STUDY IN AMERICAN INDIAN MYTHOLOGY by Paul Radin. This book retells the Winnebago Trickster cycle and includes articles by Radin and Carl Jung. There's nothing on Puck, per se, but it's still a handy book to own.
Buy The Trickster: A Study in American Indian Mythology on Amazon.com
Buy Trickster: A Study in American Indian Mythology on Amazon.co.uk
Buy The Trickster: A Study in American Indian Mythology on Amazon.ca

Other Works Featuring Puck and Related Characters

PUCK OF POOK'S HILL by Rudyard Kipling. When two children play A Midsummer Night's Dream around a fairy ring, they summon Puck - the oldest old thing in England. Puck tells them stories about England's history and they meet characters from the past - Roman centurions, old Germanic gods, Norman knights and more. It's a children's classic. Some of the Amazon printers seem a bit suspect. Please let me know if there's a good in-print edition you recommend.
Buy Puck Of Pook's Hill on Amazon.com
Buy Puck of Pook's Hill (Macmillan Children's Books Paperback Classics) on Amazon.co.uk
Buy Puck Of Pook's Hill on Amazon.ca

REWARDS AND FAIRIES by Rudyard Kipling. It's one year later and Puck shows Dan and Una even more wonders of the past and present.
Buy Rewards And Fairies on Amazon.com
Buy Rewards and Fairies (Macmillan Children's Books Paperback Classics) on Amazon.co.uk
buy Rewards And Fairies on Amazon.ca

THE SANDMAN: DREAM COUNTRY (BOOK THREE) Written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Kelley Jones, Charles Vess, Colleen Doran and Malcolm Jones III. Four single issue, stand alone stories of the critically-acclaimed comic book series are collected in one volume. A frustrated writer holds a Greek muse hostage, see what cats dream about, a retired superhero contemplates death and the reason it's included here "A Midsummer Night's Dream", Shakespeare and company perform their classic play in front of the actual fairies, including Puck. Not intended for children.
Buy The Sandman Vol. 3: Dream Country 30th Anniversary Edition on Amazon.com
Buy The Sandman Volume 3: Dream Country 30th Anniversary Edition on Amazon.co.uk
Buy The Sandman Vol. 3: Dream Country 30th Anniversary Edition on Amazon.ca

THE SANDMAN: THE KINDLY ONES (BOOK NINE) Written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Marc Hempel, Richard Case, D'Israeli, Teddy Kristiansen, et al. The penultimate volume of the original series shows the downfall of Lord Morpheus. Mischief is caused by that pair of legendary troublemakers - Puck and Loki. Not intended for children.
Buy Sandman Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones 30th Anniversary Edition on Amazon.com
Buy Sandman Volume 9: The Kindly Ones 30th Anniversary Edition on Amazon.co.uk
Buy Sandman Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones 30th Anniversary Edition on Amazon.ca

JACK OF KINROWAN by Charles de Lint. Two novels from the master of urban fantasy - Jack the Giant-Killer and Drink Down the Moon - in one volume. Set in Ottawa, Canada, Jacky Rowan encounters many mythic characters including the Pook of Puxill.
Buy Jack of Kinrowan: Jack the Giant-Killer and Drink Down the Moon on Amazon.com
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THE IVORY AND THE HORN Written by Charles de Lint. This collection of modern-day fairy tales takes place in the fictional city of Newford. In "A Tempest in Her Eyes", Puck comes to town.
The Ivory and the Horn: A Newford Collection on Amazon.com
Buy The Ivory and the Horn: A Newford Collection on Amazon.co.uk
Buy The Ivory and the Horn on Amazon.ca

ROBIN HOOD AND THE BEASTS OF SHERWOOD by Clayton Emery (formerly published as The Tales of Robin Hood). New adventures of Robin Hood that also feature magical characters, including Puck.
Buy Robin Hood and the Beasts of Sherwood on Amazon.com
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