William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
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William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Witness a tale of love, fairies, and betrayal in this classic tale retold in graphic-novel format. Theseus, duke of Athens is preparing for his marriage when Hermia, and her father, Egeus, burst into his court and beg for Theseus s judgment regarding whom Hermia, Egeus s, daughter, should marry. Theseus tells Hermia she must marry Demetrius, even though she really 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, searching for his bride-to-be. Little do any of them know, a band of magical fairies lives in this forest, and they have other plans for these lovestruck humans."

Title:William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
Edition Language:English
ISBN:1434226050
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:88 pages

    William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream Reviews

  • Amanda at Nerdification Reviews
    May 24, 2016

    This graphic novel retelling was good, but overall it felt sterile. I know that it was produced and marketed with children in mind, but I don't see how that could have limited it from being more "Shak...

  • Ayu Adisty
    Dec 31, 2015

    I've always wanted to read Shakespeare's work, especially Macbeth (honestly, because they said the play of Macbeth was cursed). But I never thought that Shakespeare has a light and fun story. I laugh ...

  • Amanda Lee
    Sep 17, 2016

    I thought this was a good retelling of A Midsummer's Night Dream. I liked how they used original language when they could but simplified the old English and shortened it to make it more readable. Of c...

  • Laura
    Dec 05, 2013

    This was one of the plays that I think I read in High School but I can’t remember it at all. I’m pretty sure I didn’t actually read it anyway. I never read what they told me to. So having a grap...

  • Ariel Caldwell
    Jun 18, 2016

    I love the original, full-length live version of A Midsummer Night's Dream, and since I'm currently impaired and reading a lot of graphic novels, I figured why not? Is this useful for someone who's tr...

  • Katerina
    Oct 26, 2012

    I just LOVED this. My friend and I both bought copies when we found it in our favorite bookstore. At the time, we were in a production of AMND, and we were like, "We MUST buy this!"It's a great summar...

  • Kate
    Dec 14, 2011

    Lovely images used for this manga/graphic novel version of the Bard's play. I only wish they had kept more of the original dialogue rather than small sprinklings of it. They could have done what No Fe...

  • Barbara
    Feb 08, 2013

    This graphic novel version of William Shakespeare's classic comedy of errors is filled with lots of silliness as several characters find themselves behaving in surprising ways and developing crushes o...

  • D Long
    May 28, 2015

    I have never read an y Shakespeare so this was my first. At first I didn't think I'd finish because I've extremely picky and hardheaded when I don't like the message of a story but I finished it and i...

  • Lindy
    Mar 08, 2016

    Adolescent # 8 - A retelling of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" told in graphic novel form. The illustrations remind me of Japanese anime. This would be an awesome way to introduce Shakespea...