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Perhaps the most popular of all of Shakespeare's comedies, A Midsummer Night's Dream humorously celebrates the vagaries of love. The approaching wedding festivities of Theseus, Duke of Athens, and his bride-to-be, Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, are delightfully crisscrossed with in-again, off-again romances of two young pairs of Athenian lovers; a fateful rivalry between the King and Queen of the Fairies; and the theatrical aspirations of a bumbling troupe of Athenian laborers. It all ends happily in wedding-night revelry complete with a play-within-a-play presented by the laborers to the ecstatic amusement of all. This edition, complete with explanatory footnotes, is reprinted from a standard British edition.
Great book I also have the Romeo and Juliet one. It is the only way I understand shakespeare and its great help for your assignments!!Published 14 months ago by Noah
I bought this so that some struglling readers would be able to participate in class. It wasn't exactly what I was looking for, although it will still be used in the grade nine... Read morePublished 15 months ago by dm68
This is a fabulous edition for anyone who just wants to get to the meat of the story. It's small, very portable, cheap, and doesn't waste a whole lot of time on introductions. Read morePublished on July 20 2003
This version of this book is perfect! What more could you ask for? Its only [price] and is a wonderful play about romance and the "other" world of faeries! Read morePublished on June 24 2001 by "sasafrast"
Comedy schmodedy. If Shakespeare had meant it to be funny he would have put a joke in it. Me, I'm a fan of the Farrelly brothers. Read morePublished on Nov. 28 2000 by firstname.lastname@example.org
Helena loves Demetrius who loves Hermia who loves Lysander. Titania and Oberon love each other but are currently fighting over a little boy. Read morePublished on Nov. 12 2000
distraction, more than most of his plays, that never seem to establish themselves in the audience's mind, deters from the whole of the work. go to the other comedies.Published on Aug. 21 2000 by Account Killer