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Global Shakespeare : A Midsummer Night's Dream : Student Edition - Dr. Tim Scott

Global Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night's Dream : Student Edition

Paperback Published: 27th February 1998
ISBN: 9780176066178
Number Of Pages: 1

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Each play is illustrated in a unique style to bring Shakespeare to life, explain the text and to make plays relevant to today's students. For easy use, each full colour volume contains the complete text of the play complemented by comprehensive marginal notes, as well as a substantial collection of related literature inspired the play.

Industry Reviews

Of late many classic titles - including the Bible - have been turned into manga, in a 21st-century version of the venerable Classics Illustrated comics. This take on the Bard boils his play down to approximately 20 words per page, drastically abridging the text, though keeping intact the original language and meter. A fully colored dramatis personae reduces the characters to sound bites and shines in comparison to the flat, gray-toned images that murkily tell the story itself. As drawn by Brown, the characters are decidedly more Western-looking in their styling than is typical to most manga, and the adaptor's choice of setting is an anachronistic mishmash of quasi-antique and modern, a choice that will leave sophisticated readers knowledgeable with the text slightly puzzled. The Tempest (ISBN: 978-0-8109-9476-8), drawn by Paul Duffield, follows an identical template. These attempts to convert Shakespeare into visual language fall flat, although the slick manga styling alone may attract some new readers to these works. (plot summary, author's biography) (Graphic fiction. 13 & up) (Kirkus Reviews)

Teaching version


I teach the play to Year 10s. It is my preferred version of the play as it contains helpful summaries, notes, explanations and readings.

Brisbane, QLD


A Midsummer Night's Dream

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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: 9780176066178
ISBN-10: 0176066179
Series: Global Shakespeare S.
Audience: Primary / High School
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1
Published: 27th February 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.1 x 20.3  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition