A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeare, William

Book - 2009
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Each edition includes: * Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play * Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play * Scene-by-scene plot summaries * A key to famous lines and phrases * An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language * An essay by an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play * Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books Essay by Catherine Belsey The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2009
ISBN: 9780743477543
Branch Call Number: 822.33 T1m 2009
Characteristics: lii, 204 p. :,ill. ;,18 cm


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One of Shakespeare's most popular plays, it mixes elements of mistaken identity, love spells and rowdy humor using beautiful surreal prose.

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Apr 17, 2013
  • CatMother_0 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a superb, annotated, foot marked, and analyzed version of the play from the very best source --- The Oxford Press. If you really want to understand the plot, the historical background, and the language of the play, then check out this copy.

Sep 26, 2011
  • zaire189 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Another one of many great Shakespearean plays. This is the play I like best because it's light and funny. It plays around with the concepts between illusion and reality. Truly entertaining! :D


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Jul 24, 2013
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"Egeus, I will overbear your will."
"Lord, what fools these mortals be."
"The course of true love never did run smooth."

Jun 13, 2008
  • ladytigressa rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The course of true love never did run smooth.


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