A Midsummer Night's Dream

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

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From the start, Shakespeare's intertwined love polygons start to get complicated--Demetrius and Lysander both want Hermia, but she has only eyes for Lysander. Bad news is, father Hermia wants Demetrius to be a son-in-law. Outside is Helena, whose unrepentant love for Demetrius burns hot. Hermia and ... Lysander plan to flee the city under dark cover but are pursued by an enraged Demetrius (who is pursued by an enraptured Helena himself). Oberon and Titania (King and Queen of the Faeries), unknown to the mortals, have a spat over a servant boy in the forest. The plot twists when the head mischief-maker of Oberon, Puck, runs loose with a flower that makes people fall in love with the first thing they see when they wake up. Throw in a group of labourers preparing a play for the wedding of the Duke (one of whom Puck gives the head of a donkey and Titania for a lover) and the complications become fantastically funny.

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  • PUBLISHED BY

    Simon & schuster paperbacks

  • PUBLISHED ON

    Jul 1, 2016

  • ISBN

    0743477545 , 9780743477543

  • FORMAT

    Paperback

  • LANGUAGE

    English

  • NO. OF PAGES

    240

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Quotes from A Midsummer Night's Dream

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.

Therefore another prologue must tell he is not a lion

I have had a most rare vision. I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was.

Lord, what fools these mortals be!

Love's stories written in love's richest books.
To fan the moonbeams from his sleeping eyes.

I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine.

Reviews of A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream ($16.99; PLB $16.89; Oct. 1996; 48 pp.; 0-8037-1784-6; PLB 0-8037-1785-7): Coville (Fortune's Journey, 1995, etc.) gracefully retells this famous comedy, retaining just enough of Shakespeare's language to lend a sense of the world of the play withou...

I was particularly struck by Cheong Hae-Kyun playing Gabi (Oberon) and Jeong A-Young as Ajumi (Bottom), while the twin Pucks, or Duduri twins, in the shapes of Kim Sang-bo and Jeon Yung-Yong, were adept crowd-pleasers.

The gipsies’ fighting and arranged marriages chime with Shakespeare’s tale of jealous lovers and Egeus’s attempts to marry his child Hermia to a man she doesn’t love.

Demetrius loves Hermia, but is loved by her friend Helena (Calista Flockhart).

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