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Short, Sharp Shakespeare Stories: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Short, Sharp Shakespeare Stories


No. of pages 80


The course of true love never did run smooth...

A fairy king, his queen and their servants cause chaos and confusion between four young people in Ancient Greece... Read on, through magic and mischief, to discover the hilarious story at the heart of A Midsummer Night's Dream, one of Shakespeare's best-loved plays.

Contains information about the background to A Midsummer Night's Dream, its major themes, language, and Shakespeare's life during the time he was writing the play. Fairies and fairy folklore in 16th century England are also examined, to give the context in which the play was written.

The Short, Sharp Shakespeare series consists of six books that retell Shakespeare's most famous plays in modern English. Clever illustrations accompany each title, making them a great introduction to the Bard for children aged 9 and above.


This book is part of a book series called Short, Sharp Shakespeare Stories .

There are 80 pages in this book. This book was published 2015 by Hachette Children's Group .

Tom Morgan-Jones is an award winning illustrator whose work has appeared everywhere from children's books to buses and milk cartons to magazines. He has a sideline in satirical board games, and his work in this area is held in major collections including the V&A, Bodleian Library and GOMA, and has been exhibited in the Berlin Academy of Arts. Anna Claybourne has been a writer and editor of children's non-fiction for over eight years.

This book has the following chapters:

  • 1: A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • 2: A Midsummer Night's Dream at a glance
  • 3: The story of A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • 4: Shakespeare and A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • 5: Staging A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • 6: A Midsummer Night's Dream: Themes and Symbols
  • 7: Fairies
  • 8: The language of A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • 9: What A Midsummer Night's Dream means now
  • 10: Glossary, Index and A Midsummer Night's Dream quiz

This book contains the following story:

A Midsummer Night's Dream

This book is in the following series:

Short, Sharp Shakespeare Stories

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