CliffsNotes on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

CliffsNotes on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

by Karin Jacobson

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into critical elements and ideas within classic works of literature.

In CliffsNotes on A Midsummer Night's Dream, you dig into Shakespeare's entertaining story of young lovers as they're toyed with by mischievous forest sprites.

Shakespeare claimed to have written this romantic comedy to show that "love hath no law but its own." This study guide follows the action from scene to scene with commentaries that bring sense to the entertaining play, which is neither realistic nor tragic. Other features that help you figure out this important work include

  • Life and background of the author
  • Introduction to and synopsis of the play
  • Analyses of all the characters and a character map
  • Summaries of each of the five acts
  • A review section that tests your knowledge and suggests essay topics

Classic literature or modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780544182783
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 10/28/2004
Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 567,931
File size: 911 KB

About the Author

KARIN JACOBSON received her Ph.D. in English from Ohio State University and is an Assistant Professor of English and Composition at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Table of Contents

Life and Background of the Author.

Introduction to the Play.

Critical Commentaries.

Act I, Scene 1.

Act I, Scene 2.

Act II, Scene 1.

Act II, Scene 2.

Act III, Scene 1.

Act III, Scene 2.

Act IV, Scene 1.

Act IV, Scene 2.

Act V, Scene 1.

Character Analyses.

Critical Essays.

CliffsNotes Review.

CliffsNotes Resource Center.

CliffsNotes Index.

Customer Reviews