CliffsComplete A Midsummer Night's Dream

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In the CliffsComplete guides, the novel's complete text and a glossary appear side-by-side with coordinating numbered lines to help you understand unusual words and phrasing. You'll also find all the commentary and resources of a standard CliffsNotes for Literature.

CliffsComplete A Midsummer Night’s Dream   has long been one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays. Its magical atmosphere, farcical plot, hilarious play-within-a-play, and ...

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Overview


In the CliffsComplete guides, the novel's complete text and a glossary appear side-by-side with coordinating numbered lines to help you understand unusual words and phrasing. You'll also find all the commentary and resources of a standard CliffsNotes for Literature.

CliffsComplete A Midsummer Night’s Dream   has long been one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays. Its magical atmosphere, farcical plot, hilarious play-within-a-play, and general air of celebration have been enjoyed by nearly every generation since it was written.

Everything is not what it seems in this play. Stay on top of what’s really going on — and save valuable studying time — all at once. Enhance your reading of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with these additional features:

  •  A summary and insightful commentary for each act
  • Bibliography and historical background on the author, William Shakespeare
  • A look at the historical context and structure of the play
  • Discussions on the play’s symbols and themes
  • A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters
  • Review questions, a quiz, discussion topics (essay questions), activity ideas
  • A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites

Streamline your literature study with all-in-one help from CliffsComplete guides!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764587252
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 4/28/2001
  • Series: CliffsComplete Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 709,199
  • Product dimensions: 7.34 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael McMahon taught literature in public and private schools in England and now writes full time.
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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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Table of Contents


Introduction.

Act I.

Act II.

Act III.

Act IV.

Act V.

CliffsComplete Review.

CliffsComplete Resource Center.

CliffsComplete Reading Group Discussion Guide.

Index.

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