Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, A (Sparknotes Literature Guide)

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Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, A (Sparknotes Literature Guide)

Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, A (Sparknotes Literature Guide)

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My son said this was useful to read for a quick review before the test, but he definitely recommends reading the actual play first, don’t just rely on this version! By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. Before a serious fight breaks out between Demetrius and Lysander, Oberon has Puck create a fog that will keep the lovers from finding one another. The play ends with Puck's final speech, in which he apologizes for the weakness of the performance and promises that the next production will be better. This translates Shakespeare into modern English with the original language on opposite side for comparison.

Pages may include limited notes and highlighting, The former owner may have written their name inside the front or back cover. I stumbled onto the awesomeness that is Spark Notes last year when covering Romeo and Juliet and have since tried to add them to our Language Arts materials to elucidate the beautiful yet antiquated text.By placing the words of the original play next to line-by-line translations in plain English, this popular guide makes Shakespeare accessible to everyone. 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. All of our books are 100% brand new, unread and purchased directly from the publishers in bulk allowing us to pass the huge savings on to you! Trading Address (Warehouse) Unit E, Vulcan Business Complex, Vulcan Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE5 3EB.

Quotes by Theme: Quotes organised by Shakespeare's main themes, such as love, death, tyranny, honor, and fate. Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with marginal notes and explanations and full descriptions of each character. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Some may find the translation too American here and there, but "A Midsummer Night's Dreamt" is a wonderful and beautiful work and anything that makes it more accessible to a wider public gets my vote.

The action of the play now shifts to this fairy-enchanted woods, where Puck, Oberon's joker, speaks with one of Titania's fairies. Written by Harvard students for students, since its inception SparkNotes™ has developed a loyal community of dedicated users and become a major education brand. Read the full plot summary, an in-depth analysis of Puck, and explanations of important quotes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, likely written around 1595-1596, is a delightful comedy that weaves together the intersecting stories of four young lovers, a group of amateur actors, and a mischievous group of fairies.

Set in an enchanted forest near Athens, the play explores themes of love, illusion, and the unpredictable nature of desire. A Midsummer Night's Dream opens with Theseus and Hippolyta planning their wedding, which takes place in four days. Nick Bottom, the weaver, is given the leading role of Pyramus, while Francis Flute, the bellows-mender, wins the female lead, Thisbe. Schon mein zweites Buch aus der no-fear-Shakespeare Reihe und ich bin, wie bereits mit dem ersten Buch, sehr zufrieden. As one of the premier rare book sites on the Internet, Alibris has thousands of rare books, first editions, and signed books available.This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Annotation: Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with marginal notes and explanations and full descriptions of each character. They also discuss the argument between Titania and Oberon; Oberon is angry with Titania because she refuses to give him the Indian boy she is raising. The plot twists when Oberon's head mischief-maker, Puck, runs loose with a flower which causes people to fall in love with the first thing they see upon waking.

We work closely with publishers and authors to ensure that we offer the best books on the market for your child.However if you have not already purchased this, the Cliffs Complete edition does the same thing only slightly better, making this addition unnecessary.



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