A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

Magic, love spells, and an enchanted wooden give you the fabrics for one in every of Shakespeare's most enjoyable comedies. whilst 4 younger fans, fleeing the Athenian legislation and their very own mismatched rivalries, take to the wooded area of Athens, their lives develop into entangled with a feud among the King and Queen of the Fairies. a few Athenian tradesmen, rehearsing a play for the impending marriage ceremony of Duke Theseus and his bride, Hippolyta, by accident upload to the hilarity. the result's a fabulous mix-up of wish and attraction, merriment and farce, all touched by means of Shakespeare's inimitable imaginative and prescient of the exciting dating among paintings and lifestyles, goals and the waking world.

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