A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare Made Easy Series)

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Here are the books that help teach Shakespeare plays without the teacher constantly needing to explain and define Elizabethan terms, slang, and other ways of expression that are different from our own. Each play is presented with Shakespeare's original lines on each left-hand page, and a modern, easy-to-understand "translation" on the facing right-hand page. All dramas are complete, with every original Shakespearian line, and a full-length modern rendition of the text. These ...
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Overview

Here are the books that help teach Shakespeare plays without the teacher constantly needing to explain and define Elizabethan terms, slang, and other ways of expression that are different from our own. Each play is presented with Shakespeare's original lines on each left-hand page, and a modern, easy-to-understand "translation" on the facing right-hand page. All dramas are complete, with every original Shakespearian line, and a full-length modern rendition of the text. These invaluable teaching-study guides also include:

1.Helpful background information that puts each play in its historical perspective.

2.Discussion questions that teachers can use to spark student class participation, and which students can use as springboards for their own themes and term papers.

3.Fact quizzes, sample examinations, and other features that improve student comprehension of what each play is about.

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780812035841
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/1985
  • Series: Shakespeare Made Easy Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 84,441
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.25 (h) x 0.43 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2008

    This is a great version!

    I think this is a great book because it does not only show the original play, but it shows a 'modernized' version of it also. It is acually side by side. The modernized version doesn't take away from the fasinating and exciting original. I highly recommened this book if you are trying to read shakepear.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2005

    Loved it

    It's a very good play and not hard to understand at all with the new version, but it's not the same without reading the old version first, which is much better!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2004

    Even a kid loved it!

    Heads up everyone! This is a great book. I read it with my 7th Grade English Class. We all thought it was to early for real shakespeare but we quickly realized that we were wrong. We analyzed both versions of the text, Shakespeare and Modern, and were amazed to find that we understood all of it quite easily! I was rapidly reading ahead of everyone (oopsie!) and finished it with ease. I recommend this book to anyone and everyone! Have Fun!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2001

    first time shakespeare reader

    First I read the modern version to help me understand the story,I then read the original play .It was so magical and poetic,it made me enjoy reading again.The fairy lands were wonderful and the characters seemed like friends.Since the modern and the original text are side-by-side it makes it extreamly easy.This play is truely great and it has made Shakespeare one of my favorites .

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