A Midsummer Night's Dream

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A Midsummer Night's Dream is a romantic comedy by William Shakespeare, suggested by "The Knight's Tale" from Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, written around 1594 to 1596. It portrays the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors, their interactions with the Duke and Duchess of Athens, Theseus and Hippolyta, and with the fairies who inhabit a moonlit forest. The play is one of Shakespeare's most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world.

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MamaPixi

Jul 11, 2013

Great teaching editiion

This copy has activities and discussion questions on the left for every page of text on the right. It also includes pictures of costuming and sets for production ideas and a full section in the back to supplement with extension activities.

Shirley4157

Mar 17, 2011

The book is really old, but at least no page is missing

Selina

Oct 12, 2007

A comedy

I didn't find this play very funny. This tale of lovers placed under a spell was just a mass to read. Shakespeare writes some awesome plays, but this is not his best work. The characters are irritating and while the fairies are interesting they cannot support the entire play.

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