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A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare Made Easy) (edition 1985)

by William Shakespeare

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Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, discusses the author and the theater of his time, and provides quizzes and other study activities.
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Title:A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare Made Easy)
Authors:William Shakespeare
Info:Barron's Educational Series (1985), Edition: 1, Paperback, 224 pages
Collections:Theatre Books, Your library
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Tags:comedy, classic, shakespeare

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Shakespeare Made Easy: A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

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Read it in high school. Loved it, it was funny ( )
  FredaCochran | Sep 28, 2018 |
A midsummer nights dream is about four different stories that each event in them affects all of them. On stories is about the kings wedding, other one is about two cabals leaving Athens to escape the Athenian law that says they cant marry, and another one is about five trades men preforming a play for the kings wedding, and the final one is about two fairies that are king and queen of the fairies. the king and future queen of Athens are planning their wedding, and the kings party planners daughter doesn't want to marry the man her father picked and wants to marry someone else, the five trades think they are very good and are the best so they perform for the king. final the king and queen fairy are fighting and cause lots of trouble.
i didn't really like this book its not something i want to read more than once. But it is also a classic and some teaches make you read. but if you don't like lots of romance and drama then don't read this book. ( )
  mroc3827 | Jan 19, 2012 |
This is a play written by William Shakespeare. This is about a royal wedding, fairies, tradesmen and a messed up problem with people in love. First there is the royal wedding Thesues is going to marry Hippolyta. Then thare are the tradesmen who want to put on a play with for the royal wedding. The play is Pyramus and Thisbe. Then there is Lysander and Hermia, they are in love. Hermia though is susposed to marry Demetrius. Helena though loves Demetrius. Then there are the fairies. Oberon is the king and Titania is the queen. They are fighting over an orphan Indian boy. Oberon gets Puck to put love juice in Titania's eyes so she will fall in love with whatever she first sees. Puck gets one of the tradesmen named Bottom and turns his head into a ass's head. Titania falls in love with Bottom. Puck also puts the love juice in Lysander and Demetrius's eyes so they fall in love with Helena. Later Puck removes the love juice from Lysander. He also removes it from Titania because Oberon got the orphan boy. Later Thesesus announces that the two couples can get married when he gets married. The tradesmen perform their play and the audience likes it.
I liked this book pretty will. We had to perform it in class. I also like how it is put in modern english on the other page. I like it because if I don't understand what something means then I can see it on the other page. At the end I had to be Flute, on of the tradesmen, and act out Thisbe, the girl in "Pyramus and Thisbe". That was funny because I had to talk in a high voice and wear a wig. I really like how it all get torn apart and put back together agian in the end. This is a good play and is fun to act out. So if you are looking for a good play to do in class this is a great one. ( )
  Aaron.Korff | Dec 18, 2011 |
I thought this book was a very fun read. This particular version has both the original and modern day English, which I found to be quite helpful in showing the difference of style. It is full of comedy,filled with laughter and dreams.

It is also great to read in school to tie into the Renaissance period.English classes I've known tend to pick a section and preform it in the original language. The kids seem to have a lot of fun with this while still learning all at the same time.
  RadSurfer3 | Sep 21, 2011 |
A Midsummer Night's Dream is about four different stories. Each story ends with the same ending. The first story is about the Royal Wedding. Hippolyta and Theseus are getting married because their proposal on the battlefield. The second story is the Lovers who secretly love each other because the king wants them to marry the person of his command. The third story is the Fairy Fight where Oberon and Titania are fight because of this changing child. The child belongs to Titania because her servant died during child birth but Oberon wants the child to grow up to be a strong man. The forth story is the Tradesmen where six regular men who work in the city are want to be actors and director. One of the actors thinks that he is better than everyone. At the end the lovers get married the same time as the royal wedding, the fairies stop fighting and bless the couples after the wedding, and the tradesmen perform during the wedding.

I really liked the story because it was funny. It had lots of drama and fighting. Also at the end everyone had a happy ending. I would hope the library has the other Shakespeare books. I would want to read the other books. Shakespeare is one of the greatest play writers ever. I wish I could see the play at the Globe Theater. See all the men act in the play as women.
  Kyle.Torres | Nov 30, 2010 |
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Jordan, PaulEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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