A Midsummer Night's Dream The Graphic Novel: Original Text

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This is the entire, unabridged play brought to life as a vivid and engaging full-color graphic novel.

With its mix of real people who stumble into a fairy kingdom (with its own problems!) it is little wonder that this play is one of the best loved and most performed of all Shakespeare's masterpieces - and a firm favorite for outdoor theater on a warm summer's evening.

Designed to encourage readers to enjoy ...

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Overview

This is the entire, unabridged play brought to life as a vivid and engaging full-color graphic novel.

With its mix of real people who stumble into a fairy kingdom (with its own problems!) it is little wonder that this play is one of the best loved and most performed of all Shakespeare's masterpieces - and a firm favorite for outdoor theater on a warm summer's evening.

Designed to encourage readers to enjoy classical literature, titles in the Classical Comics range stay true to the original vision of the authors.

To support the use of this title in the classroom, photocopiable teachers resources are available that offer lesson plans and activities from 6th grade and up: ISBN 978-1-907127-75-5

Synopsis:
Hermia is in love with Lysander but her father forbids them to marry, insisting that she marries Demetrius instead, whom Hermia’s friend Helena loves. Hermia and Lysander escape to the woods, pursued by Demetrius and Helena. However there is trouble in the woods because the king and queen of the fairies, Oberon and Titania, have quarrelled. To spite Titania, Oberon instructs the mischievous Puck to squeeze the juice of a magic flower into her eyes while she sleeps, so that she falls in love with the first thing she sees when she wakes. He also instructs Puck to apply the same magic to Demetrius so that he will fall in love with Helena. However, Puck gets it all wrong...

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Children's Literature - Kathie M. Josephs
If you have been afraid to read Shakespeare, or if you read it in school and want to revisit it for a better understanding, then this is certainly the way to start. This particular play has been a favorite of Shakespeare's works and this title is an unabridged play about a wonderful love story. Hermia is in love with Lysander, but her father forbids them to marry. She is given the choice of either marrying Lysander or going to a convent to live out her life. She and Lysander agree to secretly meet in the forest late at night. There has been an argument between the Fairy Queen and King, and things do not go as planned. The King instructs Puck to put the juice of a magic flower into the queen's eyes while she is asleep and she falls in love with the first thing she sees when she wakes up. This certainly presents a problem. Unfortunately Puck gets a lot of things wrong and everyone falls in love with the wrong person. This story is anything but boring, and first time readers will get a better understanding of the play in this format. It is fun to read, and the graphics add much interest to the storyline. The author provides information about Shakespeare, his birth place, the history of A Midsummer Night's Dream, and the Globe Theater. This is just one book of a three book series. This particular version is written in the original text. The second is written in Plain Text and the third is written in Quick Text. Take your pick, they are all great! Part of the "Classical Comics" series. Reviewer: Kathie M. Josephs
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781907127441
  • Publisher: Classical Comics
  • Publication date: 1/31/2012
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2004

    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Regal nobility, mischievous fairies, mortals in love - where else can you find a more tantalizing cast of characters? Shakespeare, of course! A Midsummer Night¿s Dream, a story written to enchant your imagination, is full of unexpected twists. At the beginning, you are introduced to six soap-opera style Athenians caught in the game of love. The reader is lead to assume that this is a historical-fiction love story. But later on, the lovers meet fairies and sprites, and a story unlike any other reveals itself. Magic potions and antidotes, transfigured human heads, and fairies and humans in love unfold in this plot of anxiety, turmoil, love, friendship, and chivalry. I really enjoyed this book. Shakspeare does a great job of weaving unimaginable twists into a seemingly predictable story of love.

    18 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 23, 2011

    Do not bother

    I downloaded this good thing it was free it was not even relatively close to the real thing do not waste your time with this crap. It is only 31 pages.

    12 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2012

    Typos everywhere

    Hard to read because of typos

    7 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2012

    Okay

    I had to read this for class and I was one of a few that gog it on a e book. You shouldnt get it for a project or something important. Youd seriously need the actual book to be able to follow the story and the page numbers. It only has half of the number of pages too. I say its a good book and its by Shakespeare! What do you mean its not a good book? Shakespeare is a well known writer every where. If it wasnt a good book? People in schools wouldnt be doing projects and be learning about it. Over all: many type os, no numbers for each lines, and missing many things. Its a good book but since written in the time of Shakespeare, of course its hard to understand but you learn something new everytime. Id say a very good story line but very poor in format since it leaves out may important details from the original.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 19, 2011

    Beautiful as always

    My favorite one of his plays! Shakespeare never is a disappoitment!

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 22, 2011

    Sucked!!!

    Random characters appeared all throughout. It really took the magic out of it. Do not bother.

    5 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 10, 2011

    What the hey

    Wost spelling mistakes ever!!!!!! AND THE STORY LINE DOES NOT MAKE SENSE AT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 12, 2011

    This+book+is+really+bad

    4 out of 17 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 January 4, 2013

    Wow...

    I've noticed that the people who commented and didn't like it can't even spell. ...

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    Im a student

    We are reading this book now and its really good the characters are wonderful the plot is astounding and above al its a very good read i reccomend it 100%.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 30, 2011

    Don't grab it for a class!

    I ordered this for a class in hopes of not having to carry around tons of books, but it didn't have any notes, or line numbers- something that is essential for a Shakespeare play! Good for just reading, but if you need the line numbers, don't go for it.

    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 16, 2014

    Shatter Got on mah computer to post this, read my post at 'Erin

    Shatter

    Got on mah computer to post this, read my post at 'Erin Hunter' res 1 plz! 

    She yawned

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2014

    OutCast to Fireflame

    She tensed. "He doesn't have to!"

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2014

    Trickster, Deep, Grizzly

    Grizzly stood up and thought quickly. He bit into a fresh rabbit and skinned it away, leaving aside the pelt of it. He brought over the warm rabbit pelt,"here...." he offered
    <p> DeepThorn licked her wounds and gently cleaned the.
    <p> TricksterGrin wheezed, pain shooting up his cest. His back wound was causing the alignment of his rib cage and hindleg bones to cause horrible pain. He plastered honey ad sealed De<_>athheart's wound, covering ut with webs

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    Reveiw

    Mid summers nigts dream is awesome.my favorite charecter is puck. Such humor. Anx it is beautiful.makes me want to cite it and impress my friends.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    Ok

    I mean it doesn't even make sense

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2012

    Classic

    Look just because you're not smart enough to get it doesn't mean it is a bad horrible book. You haven't even read it so you can't say you hate it. So shutup.
    This is a classic and you should read it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2012

    gross

    tooo much romance

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2012

    Terrible

    This book is a joke i can not follow along donot get ever

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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