A Midsummer Night's Dream
Heinemann-Raintree Library, May 8, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
A Midsummer Night's Dream is an enchanting play that combines romance, magic, and comedy. Find out about what happens in the play, meet the characters and the actors who have played them. Discover where the story came from and the themes of the play. Get acquainted with Puck and find out what his character is like. Learn about William Shakespeare's life and this play that has been performed for more than 400 years.
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