A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Saddleback Educational Publ, Oct 1, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 87 pages
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An adapted version of Shakespeare's play, a comedy about a group of lovers so irresponsible in their actions that their freakish behavior can be explained only by the intervention of supernatural beings.

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Beautiful romantic classic....enclosing all forms of love in it!

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Page 59 - True delight In the sight Of thy former lady's eye : And the country proverb known, That every man should take his own, In your waking shall be shown : Jack shall have Jill ; Nought shall go ill ; The man shall have his mare again, and all shall be well.
Page 34 - STARVELING I believe we must leave the killing out, when all is done. BOTTOM Not a whit: I have a device to make all well. Write me a prologue; and let the prologue seem to say, we will do no harm with our swords, and that Pyramus is not...
Page 34 - There are things in this comedy of Pyramus and Thisbe that will never please. First, Pyramus must draw a sword to kill himself, which the ladies cannot abide. How answer you that?
Page 45 - I go, I go! Look how I go! Swifter than an arrow from the Tartar's bow!
Page 35 - I come hither as a lion, it were a pity of my life. No, I am no such thing; I am a man as other men are: — and, there, indeed, let him name his name, and tell them plainly that he is Snug the joiner.
Page 8 - Lysander, yield thy crazed title to my certain right! LYSANDER: You have her father's love, Demetrius. Let me have Hermia's. You marry him!
Page 39 - Methinks, mistress, you should have small reason for that. And yet, to tell the truth, reason and love keep small company together nowadays; the more the pity that some honest neighbors will not make them friends.
Page 23 - OBERON. Once I have this juice, I'll watch Titania when she is asleep, And drop the liquid lightly in her eyes.
Page 22 - OBERON. Give me that boy, and I will go with you. TITANIA. Not for your fairy kingdom.

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Arguably the greatest English-language playwright, William Shakespeare was a seventeenth-century writer and dramatist, and is known as the Bard of Avon. Under the patronage of Queen Elizabeth I, he penned more than 30 plays, 154 sonnets, and numerous narrative poems and short verses. Equally accomplished in histories, tragedies, comedy, and romance, Shakespeare s most famous works include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear, The Taming of the Shrew, and As You Like It.

Like many of his contemporaries, including Christopher Marlowe, Shakespeare began his career on the stage, eventually rising to become part-owner of Lord Chamberlain s Men, a popular dramatic company of his day, and of the storied Globe Theatre in London.

Extremely popular in his lifetime, Shakespeare s works continue to resonate more than three hundred years after his death. His plays are performed more often than any other playwright s, have been translated into every major language in the world, and are studied widely by scholars and students.

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