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A Midsummer Night s Dream for Kids

Author : Lois Burdett
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An adaptation of the classic Shakespeare play by the author's second grade class.

Shakespeare s a Midsummer Night s Dream for Kids

Author : Brendan P. Kelso
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"Midsummer like you have never readit before; quick, fun, and easy to understand - just like Playing with Plays other play: Romeo and Juliet."

A Midsummer Night s Dream

Author : William Shakespeare
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A Midsummer Night s Dream in Context

Author : Keith Linley
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Everything you need to know about the cultural contexts of 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream'. Is this just a light-hearted romp or is Shakespeare trying to make serious points about courtship, love, marriage and human folly? This book provides detailed in-depth discussion of the various influences that an Elizabethan audience would have brought to interpreting the play. How did people think about the world, about God, about sin, about kings, about civilized conduct, about the magic and madness of love and attraction? Historical, literary, political, sociological backgrounds are explained within the biblical-moral matrices by which the play would have been judged. This book links real life in the late 1590s to the world on the stage. Discover the orthodox beliefs people held about religion. Meet the Devil, Sin and Death. Learn about the social hierarchy, gender relationships, court corruption, class tensions, the literary profile of the time, attitudes to comedy – and all the subversions, transgressions, and oppositions that made the play a hilarious farce but also an unsettling picture of a world so close to disaster.

CliffsNotes on Shakespeare s A Midsummer Night s Dream

Author : Karin Jacobson
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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into critical elements and ideas within classic works of literature. In CliffsNotes on A Midsummer Night's Dream, you dig into Shakespeare's entertaining story of young lovers as they're toyed with by mischievous forest sprites. Shakespeare claimed to have written this romantic comedy to show that "love hath no law but its own." This study guide follows the action from scene to scene with commentaries that bring sense to the entertaining play, which is neither realistic nor tragic. Other features that help you figure out this important work include Life and background of the author Introduction to and synopsis of the play Analyses of all the characters and a character map Summaries of each of the five acts A review section that tests your knowledge and suggests essay topics Classic literature or modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

A Midsummer Night s Dream

Author : Judith M. Kennedy
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This study traces the response to "A Midsummer Night's Dream" from Shakespeare's day to the present, including critics from Britain, Europe and America.

Shakespeare s A Midsummer Night s Dream for Kids

Author : Brendan P Kelso
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Midsummer like you have never read it before: fun and easy to understand. Melodramatically designed for 9-20+ actors, kids of all ages, or anyone who wants to enjoy and loosely understand Shakespeare's play. Kids love the yucky love scenes, magical characters, and the spunky Puck! Guaranteed to have you and your kids coming back for more!

A Midsummer Night s Dream

Author : William Shakespeare
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Hermia and her father, Egeus, beg for Theseus's judgment regarding whom Hermia should marry. Theseus tells Hermia she must marry Demetrius, even though she loves Lysander. At nightfall, the two young lovers run off to the forest to be married in secret. However, Demetrius discovers their deception and charges into the forest.

Midsummer Night s Dream 2009 edition

Author : William Shakespeare
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A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of the most popular texts for study by secondary students the world over. This edition includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists (including websites) and classroom notes.

A Midsummer Night s Dream

Author : Alison Reynolds
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Shakespeare s a Midsummer Night s Dream

Author : William Shakespeare
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Shakespeare's romantic comedy takes on a new and vivid life with these brilliant images by one of the 20th century's leading illustrators. This faithful reprint rivals the limited and first editions of 1908. Includes the complete text of the play, along with 40 full-color and numerous black-and-white illustrations.

Midsummer Night s Dream

Author : William Shakespeare
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The works of William Shakespeare come alive in these stunning graphic novels adaptation using the original Shakespearean dialog. The world-class art, comedy, fantasy, and romance of A Midsummer Night's Dream will capture the attention of reluctant readers. Supplement your traditional Shakespearean sources with the graphic novel adaptation that will help readers imagine the action like never before. Graphic Planet is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Publishing Group. Grades 5-10.

A Midsummer Night s Dream Timeless Shakespeare

Author : William Shakespeare
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Timeless Shakespeare-designed for the struggling reader and adapted to retain the integrity of the original play. These classic plays retold will grab a student's attention from the first page. Presented in traditional play script format, each title features simplified language, easy-to-read type, and strict adherence to the tone and integrity of the original. Some playful fairies decide to make mischief with unsuspecting humans. Can true love overcome all obstacles? Two young Athenian couples are put to the test. Comedy reigns in this enchanting fantasy about the nature of romantic love.

A Midsummer Night s Dream Illustrated

Author : William Shakespeare
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Shakespeare's intertwined love polygons begin to get complicated from the start--Demetrius and Ly sander both want Hermia but she only has eyes for Ly sander. Bad news is, Hermia's father wants Demetrius for a son-in-law. On the outside is Helena, whose returnee love burns hot for Demetrius. Hermia and Ly sander plan to flee from the city under cover of darkness but are pursued by an enraged Demetrius (who is himself pursued by an enraptured Helena). In the forest, unbeknownst to the mortals, Oberon and Titania (King and Queen of the faeries) are having a spat over a servant boy. The plot twists up 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. Throw in a group of laborers preparing a play for the Duke's wedding (one of whom is given a donkey's head and Titania for a lover by Puck) and the complications become fantastically funny.

Shakespeare on the Double A Midsummer Night s Dream

Author : William Shakespeare
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End your struggle with the Bard’s prose and appreciate his comedy about the trials and tribulations of love. Shakespeare on the Double! A Midsummer Night’s Dream includes an easy-to-understand modern English translation alongside the original Shakespearian text so that you can read only the translation, read the translation with the original text, or tackle the original text, referring only to the translation when you’re stumped. A comprehensive character list describes the traits of each major character, a visual map depicts relationships, and review questions reinforce important information so you won’t miss the action.

A Midsummer Night s Dream with Related Readings

Author : William Shakespeare
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Each book includes the complete text of the play, margin notes, and a collection of related readings to make Shakespeare relevant for today's students.

A Midsummer Night s Dream Thrift Study Edition

Author : William Shakespeare
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Includes the unabridged text of Shakespeare's classic play plus a complete study guide that features scene-by-scene summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography, historical background, and more.

A Midsummer Night s Dream Discover Primary Early Years

Author : William Shakespeare
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"...in the night, imagining some fear, How easy is a bush supposed a bear!" With all the dark undercurrents of the traditional fairytale, Shakespeare weaves farce, slapstick, romance and revelry to create what is perhaps his most joyous play. Primary Classics, produced by the National Theatre's Discover programme, aims to introduce children aged 7 to 11 to Shakespeare. This version of A Midsummer Night's Dream, adapted and originally directed by Carl Heap, preserves the core of Shakespeare's plot, retains the original langauge, yet is presented very much with the target age group in mind. Carl Heap's introduction will help readers, teachers and practitioners alike to imagine or produce their own version.

Brick Shakespeare

Author : John McCann
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Explore four of Shakespeare’s comedies like never before—with LEGO bricks! This book presents Shakespeare’s most delightful comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, and The Tempest, in one thousand amazing color photographs. This unique adaptation of the world’s most famous plays stays true to Shakespeare’s original text, while giving audiences an exciting new perspective as the stories are retold with the universally beloved construction toy. Get caught up in hilarious misadventures as brick Puck leads the lovers astray through the brick forests of Athens. Watch Cupid kill with traps in the plot to marry Beatrice and Benedict. Marvel at the changing disguises of the men vying for brick Bianca’s affections, and feel the churn of the ocean as Prospero sinks his brother’s ship into the brick sea. These iconic stories jump off the page with fun, creative sets built brick by brick, scene by scene! This incredible method of storytelling gives new life to Shakespeare’s masterpieces. With an abridged form that maintains original Shakespearean language and modern visuals, this ode to the Bard is sure to please all audiences, from the most versed Shakespeare enthusiasts to young students and newcomers alike!

A Theatre of Envy

Author : René Girard
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In this groundbreaking work a foremost literary and cultural critic turns to the major figure in English literature William Shakespeare and proposes a dramatic new way of reading and performing his works. The key to A Theatre of Envy is Rene Girards's original expression and application of what he calls Mimetic Theory. For Girard, people desire according to the desires of others. He sees this as fundamental to the human condition and works out its implications in a most convincing and ultimately, easily comprehensible way. Bringing his insights to bear on Shakespeare, Girard reveals the previously overlooked coherence of problem plays like Troilus and Cressida and makes a convincing argument for elevating A Midsummer Night's Dream from the status of entertaining chaotic comedy to a profound and original commentary on the human condition. Shakespeare transforms the crude literary form of revenge tragedy into a profound and prophetic unmasking of violence - even more relevant today than in his time. Throughout this impressively sustained reading of Shakespeare, Girard's prose is sophisticated enough for the academic as well as being accessible to the general reader. Anyone interested in literature, anthropology, psychology and particularly, theology as relevant to the overriding contemporary problems of violence in all its forms will want to read this challenging book. All those involved in theatrical productions and performance will find A Theatre of Envy full of exciting and practical ideas. 'In its enormous breathtaking scope, (Rene Girard's work) suggests...the projects of those 19th century intellectual giants (Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche and Freud) who still cast such long shadows today. By contrast, contemporary criticism seems paltry and fainthearted.' Comparative Literature Rene Girard was born in Avignon, read cultural history in Paris and in 1947 went to the USA where he has for the last 50 years held a number of prestigious academic posts. He has written more than half a dozen books, best known of which are, Violence and the Sacred, The Scapegoat, and Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World, he has also been featured in many interviews and magazine articles. His Martin D'Arcy Lecture - "Victims, Violence and Christianity" - delivered in Oxford in November 1997, aroused the enthusiastic interest of a wide variety of British experts in many fields as well as those involved in the wider and increasingly significant world of contemporary spirituality in all its popular and peremptory expressions. While not giving a naive answer Rene Girard does provide a profound and practical way to unmask violence not only in Shakespeare's world, but in our own.