A Midsummer Night's Dream (No Fear Shakespeare Series)

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No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text of A Midsummer Night's Dream on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right.

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Overview

No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text of A Midsummer Night's Dream on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right.

Each No Fear Shakespeare contains

  • The complete text of the original play
  • A line-by-line translation that puts Shakespeare into everyday language
  • A complete list of characters with descriptions
  • Plenty of helpful commentary
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781586638481
  • Publisher: SparkNotes
  • Publication date: 7/15/2003
  • Series: No Fear Shakespeare Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 34,599
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Lois Burdett's success in introducing Shakespeare to children is reflected in her growing international reputation. Her books and workshops for teachers have captured the attention and imagination of parents, educators, and lovers of Shakespeare around the world, including the American National Council of Teachers of English and the International Reading Association. Among other commendations, Lois Burdett has received Encyclopedia Britannica's National Award for Early Childhood Education, Canada's Meritorious Service Medal, the Canadian Teachers' Federation's Hilroy Fellowship, and two writers' awards. Burdett's many speaking engagements have included the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English. Her books, magazine articles, presentations and media interviews are testimony to her strong influence in the education community, where she has also been instrumental in helping teachers to incorporate Shakespeare into early grade curricula.

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"You've got to be kidding!" Helena cried,
"I know, it's Hermia, you want for your bride."
"Not a chance!" said Lysander, "It's you I love!
Who will not change a raven for a dove?"
"Give me a break!" Helena scoffed in dismay,
"Do you think I was born yesterday?
Your speech to me is like a thorn;
How dare you treat me with such scorn!"
Then she stomped off, in great disdain;
Lysander followed with a loving refrain.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2007

    sophomore's summer reading

    omg these spark notes are the best!!! this is actually my first time trying them.i knew if i didnt use these i wouldnt understand a thing about a midsummers nights dream.i finished this book in an hour and a little bite.otherwise it would have taken me days.i completely understand everything that happened.and i could actually enjoy the book, because i could understand what was happening.great work!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2006

    AMAZING

    No Fear Shakespeare books are amazing. I've gotten them both for this book and for Julius Caesar, also. These books make it so much easier to understand the story. I HIGHLY recommend them for anybody who has to read these books for school or for those who would like to read a classic good story the easy way!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 13, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    BEST Non-tragedy by Shakespeare

    If you are looking for a quick read, this is the book for you. Shakespeare's A Midsummer's Night Dream is the first non-tragedy play I have ever read. It is basically a comical play and very entertaining to read. It's a mixture of love, comedy and somewhat dramatic. The best way to read Shakespeare and understand it to actually enjoy it is through these No fear shakespeare series. :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    The whole "NO FEAR SHAKESPEARE" really helped!

    I read a book in which Puck was one of the characters and I loved him, so I decided that I wanted to read the original Puck. My teacher had it in her library, I picked it up and my eyes were going crazy! I couldn't understand a word of olde english. I thought I wouldn't be able to read it, but when I was in Barnes and Noble one day, I saw the No Fear sign and I looked at it. It had the language I could read, but also had the original text beside it. That was amazingly helpful, and of course Shakespeare is amazing. Now I know that I can read Shakespeare and I plan to read MacBeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Hamlet which I expect will be just as amazing!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    No Fear Shakespeare

    I love me some Shakespeare, but I was worried that there would be parts I wouldn't understand. The translations on the side helped so much in those parts where I was stuck. I always heard people tell me how this is one of Shakespeare's only plays that ended up with a happy ending. It was an amazing story of course.

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  • Posted June 13, 2009

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    Who woulda thought, a play in a play.

    Yet another Shakespeare classic. A Midsummer Night's Dream is full of drama for you people out there who are fond of loving relationships. Also, there is plenty of double-crossing that goes on to satisfy one's craving for deceit. Will true love conquer magical force? Guess you will have to read to find out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2009

    HOW CAN YOU GO WRONG WITH SHAKESPEARE?

    ONE OF HIS BETTER KNOWN PLAYS, AND FOR GOOD REASON, THE PLAY ENCOMPASSES ONE OF HIS BETTER PLOTS.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2008

    Amazing and Helpful

    I had to read this book for school and I read one page to see what it was going to be like and I couldn't stop. This is an amazing book and the translation really helps.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2008

    I LOVE NO FEAR SHAKESPEARE

    this book helps you in so many levels and it even has the book online as if you were looking at each page. Everything you need to know is no fear shakespeare@

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2005

    Shakespears best novels

    No fear shakespear is a very easy to follow book it is very simply translated to modern english. for thos readers that enjoy shakespeare and not his old english this is your answear. I most enjoy his pasion to write these novels on love.

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