A Midsummer Night's Dream (AmazonClassics Edition) Kindle Edition
Festivities are underway in Athens as Duke Theseus prepares to marry Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons. But before the revelry can begin, four young lovers, a roving band of craftsmen, and the quarreling king and queen of the fairies must navigate the antics of a mischievous forest sprite named Puck.
Drawn from Greek mythology, enchanted fairy lore, medieval legend, and the Bard’s own beguiling imagination, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is Shakespeare’s most popular, peculiar, and everlasting comedy.
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Revised edition: Previously published as A Midsummer Night's Dream, this edition of A Midsummer Night's Dream (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.
About the Author
William Shakespeare (1564–1616) was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, to a middle-class glover and landowner’s daughter. He married Anne Hathaway in 1582 and moved to London to work with a theatrical troupe ten years later.
Since little has been learned of his early life, nearly all of what we know about Shakespeare begins—on the London stage—in 1592. In the wake of his critical and public success, Shakespeare helped build the Globe theater on the River Thames.
Regarded as the world’s preeminent dramatist, his extant works include thirty-eight plays, one hundred and fifty-four sonnets, and two narrative poems, and have been translated into every major language. To this day, his plays have been performed more often than those of any other playwright—adapted for film and television, updated, deconstructed, and transfigured into ballets, operas, and musicals. Though his formal education exceeded no further than grammar school, William Shakespeare became the most transcendent and influential writer in all of world literature.
- ASIN : B073QLX4V9
- Publisher : AmazonClassics (15 August 2017)
- Language : English
- File size : 2089 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 134 pages
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Reviewed in India on 23 August 2019
It is a good read and I would recommend it to be read.