A Midsummer Night'S Dream

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William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English poet and playwright, now widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon" (or simply "The Bard"). His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. Between 1585 and ...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Overview

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English poet and playwright, now widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon" (or simply "The Bard"). His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. Between 1585 and 1592 he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of the playing company the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. He produced most of his known work between 1590 and 1613. His early plays were mainly comedies and histories, genres he raised to the peak of sophistication and artistry by the end of the sixteenth century. Next he wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608, producing plays, such as Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth, considered some of the finest in the English language. In his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies and collaborated with other playwrights.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781406586428
  • Publisher: Dodo Press
  • Publication date: 1/4/2008
  • Pages: 88
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.21 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2013

    Great Read!

    This is definetly worth reading. It is a true masterpiece! Also, quick sidenote to all of those who are complaining that this book was written in Old English- it wasn't. It wasn't even written in Middle English. This was written in MODERN ENGLISH!!!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2012

    Don't bother.

    The formatting was horrible. The text looks likes one big block-- no separation even between speakers. Unreadable.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2012

    Awesome

    It was very helpful. I used it when i was in it.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2012

    It's okay

    It's okay, but anomonous on may 20 is kinda right.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 19, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    Have not read this yet

    i have not read this yet, i have been ready the twilight saga again, as soon as i am done w/ that i will then begin this book. i hope to enjoy it.

    3 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2014

    Its all taste

    I mean, if you like Shakespeare's comedies then there is no doubt you will enjoy MSND. The characters and constant malapropisms make it funny so you may have to work your way into the style of the play before the jokes are blatant ( and even then it can be hard to tell; humoor changes with generations and time). Shakespeare is a very wordy author yet there is a wa to tell that the plays were- and are- quality. In the centuries when The Globe was renouned in England the play-goers were a tough crowd; the story had to be understandable AND entertaining. The audience was not always educated so Shakespeare and to make enough stage direction, action and subtext for the story to come through. We see that much of the monolougues and conversations could be summed up into a few sentences, yet often the entertainment and humor is provided by these sylolliques.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 6, 2014

    Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!

    Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2013

    This book can be counted as a wonderfully helpful study companio

    This book can be counted as a wonderfully helpful study companion to Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, but where it really shines is in giving me access to masterful language that needs updating for our modern ears.  I love seeing Shakespeare performed, and this book gives each section a freshness in translation, a royal British historical context delivered by an author who avoids dry textbook languages like a 16th Century plague, and makes the intended humor instantly recognizable.  As a study guide, it’s perfect.  As a way to truly delight in Shakespeare, this is what I want to read just before watching a film adaptation or heading to the theatre.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2015

    Best Shakespeare Play.

    Best Shakespeare Play.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 27, 2015

    One of my faves!

    One of my faves!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2015

    Great

    It's really good. And could u guys stop with the rps? Some people are acctully reviewing

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2014

    To all URGENT

    A cow walks in and rams at a random cat. "MOOOOOO!!"

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2011

    blah

    words cut off

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2015

    Hmmmm

    I would suggest getting a book like this that was not digitalized by google. It was hard too read and somewhat unenjoyable

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2015

    #I<3shakespear

    #lovemiddsummersnightdream. I once played puck in middsummers night dream. #Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2015

    Darkheart

    Slinks in. "Bloodclan?" He growls.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2015

    Book

    Awrsome i love shakespeare

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2014

    Horible

    No I am not a hater this book has nothing has only the scripet riten in a format that makes no seance dont waist your itme.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2014

    Does this have the words in script form

    Please answer

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2014

    Peter

    He laughed darkly, glaring down at Endie with malice. "Get up, wh<_>ore."

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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