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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…Discover the hilarious story at the heart of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, one of Shakespeare’s best-loved plays. The age-appropriate text in Short, Sharp Shakespeare Stories: A Midsummer Night’s Dream introduces readers to the play by re-telling the story in modern English. It’s an ideal introduction to Shakespeare for children of 9 and above, and perfect for fans of the Tony Ross and Andrew Matthews series Shakespeare Stories. The book also contains information about the background to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, its major themes, language, the Globe theatre, and Shakespeare’s life during the time he was writing the play, so is a useful resource for project work, or for anyone studying the play itself. Fairies and fairy folklore in 16th century England are also examined. Anna Claybourne’s concise, witty text really brings out the humour and the drama of the stories, rendering them as relevant today as they were in Shakespeare’s time. Comparisons with themes in modern life: love, revenge, family relationships, political power struggles, etc., serve to reinforce this. The text is supported by Tom Morgan-Jones’ fantastic artwork, giving the series real visual appeal. Short, Sharp Shakespeare Stories allows children today to be as enthralled by Shakespeare’s tales as audiences were 400 years ago. Publishing to coincide with the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, they are the ideal resource for project work connected to this, or to Shakespeare Week 2015. Other titles in the series include Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest and Hamlet.

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780750291101

Publisher

Wayland (Publishers) Ltd

Date published

October 2nd, 2014

Other details

  • 80 pages

Condition

New

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