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

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

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by William Shakespeare, Kat Nicholson, Jason Cardy
     
 

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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

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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 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781907127441
Publisher:
Classical Comics
Publication date:
01/31/2012
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
12 - 11 Years

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A Midsummer Night's Dream 4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 285 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Zoe Berl-Hahn More than 1 year ago
My favorite one of his plays! Shakespeare never is a disappoitment!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hard to read because of typos
Kristi Behme More than 1 year ago
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.
Shatter More than 1 year ago
Shatter Got on mah computer to post this, read my post at 'Erin Hunter' res 1 plz!  She yawned
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've noticed that the people who commented and didn't like it can't even spell. ...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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%.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Odd wording in this story, don't you think?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Are any of you 700 interested in drama?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ROLEPLAY AT GAME ALL RESULTS CLICK SECOND RESULT AND CONTACT KAYLA GO HAVE FUN
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shatter forgot her NOOK at school then got sick for three days after her mom found out what happened she grounded Shatter.... Shatter should be back in a weeks time... yes she is a naughty child. -Shatter's rl bff (I think she won't kill me if I say that...)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pads around camp.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lay down on a tree branch. Bored.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looks at Outstrike then flies out back to camp.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nope i have been on for 2 years
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yawns
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Haha I &#9829 being a brony. TRICKED YA!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
wanna hear a joke?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Then walks away now that the cat is dead