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A Midsummer Night's Dream (No Fear Shakespeare Series) - William Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night's Dream (No Fear Shakespeare Series)

Paperback

Published: July 2003
For Ages: 12+ years old
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"No Fear Shakespeare" gives you the complete text of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right. Each No Fear Shakespeare contains

* The complete text of the original play
* A line-by-line translation that puts Shakespeare into everyday language
* A complete list of characters with descriptions
* Plenty of helpful commentary

About the Author

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was born in Stratford-upon-Avon where his father was a prosperous glover. His early life is obscure, but he married Anne Hathaway in 1682 with whom he had two children. By 1592 he was establishing himself in London, and over the next twenty years he wrote thirty-seven plays-and contributed to many more-was a prolific poet, and was taken up by several influential patrons. His Sonnets were first printed in 1609 by George Eld for Thomas Thorpe. The identity of Mr. W.H. to whom the Sonnets are dedicated remains a mystery, as does the identity of the aristocratic youth in the Sonnets and the enigmatic Dark Lady.

"You've got to be kidding!" Helena cried,
"I know, it's Hermia, you want for your bride."
"Not a chance!" said Lysander, "It's you I love!
Who will not change a raven for a dove?"
"Give me a break!" Helena scoffed in dismay,
"Do you think I was born yesterday?
Your speech to me is like a thorn;
How dare you treat me with such scorn
!" Then she stomped off, in great disdain;
Lysander followed with a loving refrain.
Editors' Prefacep. ix
Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dreamp. xiii
Reading Shakespeare's Languagep. xiv
Shakespeare's Lifep. xxviii
Shakespeare's Theaterp. xxxvi
The Publication of Shakespeare's Playsp. xliv
An Introduction to This Textp. xlviii
A Midsummer Night's Dream: Text of the Play with Commentaryp. 1
Textual Notesp. 175
A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Modern Perspectivep. 181
Further Readingp. 191
Key to Famous Lines and Phrasesp. 203
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ISBN: 9781586638481
ISBN-10: 1586638483
Series: No Fear Shakespeare
Audience: General
For Ages: 12+ years old
For Grades: 7 - 10
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: July 2003
Dimensions (cm): 19.0 x 13.5  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.2