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A Midsummer Night's Dream Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample A Midsummer Nights Dream, by William Shakespeare
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3 (178,648 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Shakespeare Narrator: Full Cast Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Original Staging Audiobook Audio Length: Release Date:
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A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of Shakespeare's best early works: an airy, romantic romp in the woods among bumbling rustics, temporarily star-crossed lovers, and the charming fairies who bewitch them all. Drawing on a popular English folk legend and annual, Shakespeare weaves a chaotic and comical tale of misunderstanding, mischief, and magic in which, like the dream-state it mimics, no harm is permanent and all is pleasantly resolved by the play's end. A joyous celebration of love, language, and life itself, A Midsummer Night's Dream is Shakespeare at his lyrical best. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Lisa Ojanpera | 2/17/2014

    " Such a wonderful classic. I laughed. It reminded me not to get to big for your britches. even if you are Titania, Queen of the Fairies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Kalikokat | 2/8/2014

    " I loved. Especially Puck's monologue at the end. Shakespeare is such an amazing writer, how he's able to come up with all this is just incredible! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Stephani | 1/25/2014

    " I love the Cambridge School Editions of Shakespeare's plays. They are helpful for students and for teachers. Each page facing Shakespeare's original text has summary, plot, and character notes, explanation of unfamiliar words, and activities for bringing the play to life in a classroom. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Eric | 1/24/2014

    " While I am not a huge Shakespeare fan I did find this particular play to be pretty darn good. I enjoyed the fact that there was this mix of fantasy with ideas that we can all relate to with unrequited love. It was fascinating to see how Shakespeare made fun of his own play "Romeo and Juliet" within the story as well. There is such a great woven story here that anyone that enjoys reading plays should read this. This was another book that I had to read for my Theatre course. "

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Author William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (1564–1616), English poet and dramatist of the Elizabethan and early Jacobean period, is the most widely known author in all of English literature and often considered the greatest. He was an active member of a theater company for at least twenty years, during which time he wrote many great plays. Plays were not prized as literature at the time, and Shakespeare was not widely read until the middle of the eighteenth century, when a great upsurge of interest in his works began that continues today.