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The marriage between a duke and Amazon queen sparks a massive celebration, which leads to a congregation of woodland residents, Fairyland creatures and surprising lovers. Set in Athens, A Midsummer Night's Dream follows unsuspecting couples as they fall prey to a supernatural ploy. Four plots simultaneously take place during the wedding preparations for Theseus, the duke of Athens and Hippolyta, the Amazon queen. Four young people, Hermia, Demetrius, Helena and Lysander, are struggling under the weight of unrequited love and politics. A performance troupe, led by the overhearing Nick Bottom,…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
The marriage between a duke and Amazon queen sparks a massive celebration, which leads to a congregation of woodland residents, Fairyland creatures and surprising lovers. Set in Athens, A Midsummer Night's Dream follows unsuspecting couples as they fall prey to a supernatural ploy. Four plots simultaneously take place during the wedding preparations for Theseus, the duke of Athens and Hippolyta, the Amazon queen. Four young people, Hermia, Demetrius, Helena and Lysander, are struggling under the weight of unrequited love and politics. A performance troupe, led by the overhearing Nick Bottom, is rehearsing for the reception. Meanwhile, Oberon, king of the fairies and his queen, Titania have a disagreement that leads to a fantastical error. Oberon commands Puck, a sprite, to apply a magical juice to the eyelids of Titania in hopes that she will fall in love with the first thing she sees. He also applies it to Hermia, Demetrius, Helena and Lysander. Unfortunately, it forces both men to fall in love with Helena, leaving Hermia further isolated. A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of William Shakespeare's most popular and aesthetically pleasing plays. The woodland backdrop and the unexpected romance makes for a delightfully entertaining read. The emotionally charged characters are the driving force behind this multifaceted story. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of A Midsummer Night's Dream is both modern and readable.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Mint Editions
  • Seitenzahl: 88
  • Erscheinungstermin: 1. Februar 2021
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 203mm x 127mm x 5mm
  • Gewicht: 105g
  • ISBN-13: 9781513271811
  • ISBN-10: 1513271814
  • Artikelnr.: 61335296
Autorenporträt
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is arguably the most famous playwright to ever live. Born in England, he attended grammar school but did not study at a university. In the 1590s, Shakespeare worked as partner and performer at the London-based acting company, the King's Men. His earliest plays were Henry VI and Richard III, both based on the historical figures. During his career, Shakespeare produced nearly 40 plays that reached multiple countries and cultures. Some of his most notable titles include Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet and Julius Caesar. His acclaimed catalog earned him the title of the world's greatest dramatist.