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A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
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Jun 29, 08

bookshelves: british-literature, classic, drama, fantasy-sci-fi, favorite, humor, shakespeare, taught, magic, 1998
Read in January, 1998

Perhaps my favorite of Shakespeare's comedies, A Midsummer Night's Dream is a story of mistaken identity, true love, and fairy magic. Hermia and Lysander are in love and want to marry, but Hermia's father Egeus wants her to marry Demetrius, whom Hermia's friend Helena loves. Meanwhile, all is not right in the fairy realm. Oberon and Titania, king and queen of the fairies, are arguing over a changeling boy. In preparation for Duke Theseus's wedding to Hippolyta, a group of mechanicals, including Nick Bottom, are rehearsing a play. The three stories converge in the woods on Midsummer Night.

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