By William Shakespeare
Magic, love spells, and an enchanted wooden give you the fabrics for certainly one of Shakespeare's most enjoyable comedies. while 4 younger enthusiasts, fleeing the Athenian legislations and their very own mismatched rivalries, take to the woodland of Athens, their lives develop into entangled with a feud among the King and Queen of the Fairies. a few Athenian tradesmen, rehearsing a play for the coming near near marriage ceremony of Duke Theseus and his bride, Hippolyta, accidentally upload to the hilarity. the result's a wonderful mix-up of hope and appeal, merriment and farce, all touched through Shakespeare's inimitable imaginative and prescient of the fascinating dating among artwork and existence, desires and the waking world.
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• transparent, modernized spelling and punctuation, permitting modern readers to appreciate the Elizabethan English
• thoroughly up to date, specific bibliographies and function histories
• An interpretive essay on movie diversifications of the play, besides an intensive filmography
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A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare