A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare

Paperback(New Edition)

Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Wednesday, December 11


The course of true love never did run smooth.

Demetrius and Lysander love Hermia. Hermia loves Lysander, but is betrothed to Demetrius—much to her dismay. And no one loves Helena, though her heart belongs to Demetrius. It seems that love could never be so complicated!

When Hermia and Lysander escape through the forest to elope, Demetrius chases them—and Helena chases him. With the magic of the forest bewitching the hand of fate, perhaps their dreams of love will come true. . . .

Beautifully presented for a modern teen audience with both the original play and prose retellings selected from the Your Midsummer Night’s Dream writing contest on inkpop.com, this is the must-have edition of William Shakespeare’s timeless classic.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619492233
Publisher: Empire Books
Publication date: 12/25/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 134
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

William Shakespeare is the world's greatest ever playwright. Born in 1564, he split his time between Stratford-upon-Avon and London, where he worked as a playwright, poet and actor. In 1582 he married Anne Hathaway. Shakespeare died in 1616 at the age of fifty-two, leaving three children—Susanna, Hamnet and Judith. The rest is silence.

Date of Death:


Place of Birth:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Place of Death:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Read an Excerpt

Chapter 1

Excerpted from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
by .
Copyright © 2016 William Shakespeare.
Excerpted by permission of Penguin Publishing Group.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

Table of Contents

A Midsummer Night's Dream - William Shakespeare - Edited by Wolfgang Clemen William Hazlitt: From The Characters of Shakespeare's Plays
Henry Alonzo Myers: 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'A Midsummer Night's Dream': Tragedy and Comedy
John Russell Brown From Shakespeare and His Comedies
Frank Kermode: 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
Linda Bamber: The Status of the Feminine in Shakespearean Comedy
Sylvan Barnet: 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' on the Stage and Screen

Camille Wells Slights: From Shakespeare's Comic Commonwealths

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

A Midsummer Night's Dream 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
shay.hanes on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A Midsummer Night's Dream starts off with 4 stoies, but at the end they all come together. There was one with 4 people who were in love. The love got all switched around by fairies. Some of the fairies were fighting over a child. At the end the love got all staightened. They all got married and Oberon a fairy got the child. Everything was good at the end. I liked this book. The book really got my attention. The book was diferent, but reall interesting. i hope to read the book. I encourage most people to read this. If you like different but interesting books you should read this book.
JovanH470Volny on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A Midsummer night¿s dream is a incredibly humorous and well drafted play by literatures greatest mind, William Shakespeare. It is comprised of four different stories which are brilliantly styled together. The first part is about a royal wedding for the duke of Athens and his bride Titania, a lady of the Amazon. The second is of a tangle of six lovers who are horribly situated and cannot have who they desire because of certain circumstances. The next story is about a dispute between a king and queen of fairies over a certain Indian or changeling boy. This part of the story intentionally brings the "magic" or more interesting parts of the story. The next and final story is of several tradesmen who have absolutely no business whatsoever with writing plays, yet are attempting to perform a play for the duke and his brides wedding. The main forward running problem in the story was that the lovers¿couldn¿t love who they longed for, and the story is resolved and in some parts worsened by an effective juice of love, born from the failed arrow shot of cupids shot. This juice can cause a severe love for someone when applied to someone. Its magic untangled and mended the barriers between he lovers, and also created a solution for many other problems in the story.I enjoyed this book, and I don¿t usually enjoy books. But I think it makes sense since it is crafted by who people consider to be the greatest literary mind ever known to man. I have never once read or experienced any of the works by Shakespeare, but have only heard of them, mainly his universally known quotes. And for a first time reading one of his creations I thought it was outstanding, and hysterical. What also made this such a fun read was that i got to act most of it out, that made the experience all the more enjoyable.