A Midsummer Night's Dream (Folger Shakespeare Library Series)

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Folger Shakespeare Library Series)

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A Midsummer Night's Dream Folger Shakespeare Library Series) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 52 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book last year and must say it is by far the greatest book i'ver ever read so far. Don't be intimidated by the language, though it looks a bit difficult it's quite easy (this is coming from a 13 year old!). I haven't read any other shakespeare books yet but i plan on reading a few more. The characters and plot were great. It is a comedy with love and deception almost like watching an episode of Jerry Springer. It was a great read and i reccomend it to anyone willing to take the time to understand the language.
Nora_Manca More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite edition of A Midsummer Night's Dream. I am the Artistic Director of Storefront Shakespeare and this is the edition I am using with my actors in our current production. I chose this particular edition because the editors Paul Werstine and Barbara A. Mowat strove to stay as close as possible to the original Quarto (the very first publication) only changing things that were obvious typos. It is also helpful to actors and casual readers alike because the right hand pages have the script and the left hand pages have explanations of unfamiliar words or terms. This is very useful for actors because they need to understand what they are saying in order to properly communicate it to an audience. I highly recommend the Folger Shakespeare Library (and their website) to anyone who is interested in the Bard.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book when I was in fifth grade in my class of about seven last year (we were supposedly advanced). I really enjoyed it and recommend it to ages ten and up. Maybe I stretched that age catergory a little. Good job will!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is awsome. Buy the Folger edition if you are a student or just want to have everything explained.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in. Hey babe.
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*He stands his eyes glow gold his two giant swords claning behind him he walks towards you*
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Walks in holding her side
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Your final review To me this book is wonderful if you like love stories and plays I reprehend it to you if you do. Book title and author: A Midsummer Night’s Dream-William Shakespeare Title of review: Shakespeare Play Number of stars (1 to 5): 4 Introduction This story is about a play with Lysander who is in love with Hermia, Demetrius who is also in love with Hermia, and Hermia who’s in love with Lysander, and Helena who is in love with Demetrius. Description and summary of main points It all starts out as the couples, Demetrius and Helena, and Lysander with Hermia all run off because they want to get married and it takes place in the forest at night because night is more like a romantic time. A problem starts to accrue when Demetrius tells Lysander that he is in love with Hermia and then it all switches to them both falling in love with Helena. Evaluation When Hermia finds out about it she thinks it’s all Helena’s fault and they get in an argument over it. Then Lysander and Demetrius decide to fight over her. Then at the end there is a play that ends the story. Conclusion This book is more like a love triangle between couples.
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totesmygoats More than 1 year ago
Shakespeare annoys me a bit, but this is a great comedy. For actors, so many different approaches can be used for this story. Shakespeare creates a dreamy, whimsical world that I really enjoyed reading. Very good.
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SAmson_K More than 1 year ago
It is a Shakespeare play, and as all his works, it provides an experience that lends the reader a frame of history. A comedy, this play has its memorable characters, be it Bottom or Robin, that take the reader on a journey from a callous court world into the realm of the Green World's forest. Portraying the unyielding voice of a father's will and the recalcitrance of a young girl very much in love, A Midsummer Night's Dream is a story of love that provides commentary on its absurdities. Certainly one of the easier plays to follow, I recommend this as an Introduction to any reader that cares to venture into the world of Shakespeare. This addition provides an excellent companion on each page in order to aid the reader in understanding the material. The editor's introduction gives the reader a look into the times of Shakespeare, and refers to the possible explanations for this play, as well provides a background for William's audience. Be forewarned: The Introduction contains spoilers, so perhaps its better to read it after you've completed the play yourself.
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