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A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

89 ratings, 10 reviews

A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of William Shakespeare's most beloved comedies. It portrays events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, and the adventures of four young Athenian actors, the couples Hermia and Lysander, and Helena and Demetrius. The couples get lost in the woods, but not just any woods: the romantic interplay is turned up when they enter faerie land, over which Oberon and Titania, the King and Queen of the Fairies, reign. We find unforgettable characters like the mischievous Puck, who gets a little liberal with the Fairy Spanish Fly.

While most of Shakespeare's plays relied heavily on existing history, myths, or narrative poetry, A Midsummer Night's Dream was conjured out of the ether. It isn't his absolute best work according to scholars, being complex sometimes to the point of confusion, but it is a brilliant feat of light comedy. The myriad characters and plot twists which abound make this play one that should certainly be viewed before reading. All in all, A Midsummer Night's Dream is a timeless play whose themes of love, dreams, and the creative imagination will certainly be a favorite.

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Estelle Turner

December 24, 2013

I believe that this is one of Shakespeare's greatest works! Filled with humor, this play is an incredibly enjoyable read.


Nicole Zodi

December 16, 2013

In love with this play.


Samantha Lirag

February 08, 2013

I love it and its great =*>


Philip Wilkie

December 15, 2012

A great book a heart warming comedt


Jacob Pandeirada

August 28, 2012

I loved the book it's full if tragedy and love horror and drama just like real life and I watched this drama as a play in a theatre in Toronto bravo Shakespeare if you were alive today


Hann C

June 12, 2012

Fantastic, full of comic relief.


Mary Dawley

June 10, 2012

My bf read this book he liked it


Amy DeBiasio

January 13, 2012

This is a very impressive book!:)


Mariposa Lee

September 04, 2011

It is so entertaining ! So goooood!!!!


April Gaubert

August 20, 2011

Shakespeare was amazing I have liked everything he did! Way beyond his time