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ENG 08: A midsummer night's dream: Home

What's it about and why do we still read Shakespeare?

What's it about?

Four Athenians run away to the forest only to have Puck the fairy make both of the boys fall in love with the same girl. The four run through the forest pursuing each other while Puck helps his master play a trick on the fairy queen. In the end, Puck reverses the magic, and the two couples reconcile and marry.

And why are we still reading this play after all this time?  Watch the videos below and find out!

Some music while you work! The wedding march from A midsummer night's dream by Mendelssohn

In Brigidine Library

Background to Shakespearean times

A few things to remember:

Characters, context and themes

Plot and characters in comic form