Shakespeare's Elizabethan words can be as fuzzy as a dream to many students. Perfect for the non-Shakespeare lovers who want to still be acquainted with the Bard's work, this unique book sets the original play of A Midsummer Night's Dream side by side with an easily understood modern translation. An introduction, synopsis, list of characters, character map, and reflection questions also lend additional clarity. 160 pages, softcover.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 240 Vendor: John Wiley & Sons Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches) ISBN: 0470212721 ISBN-13: 9780470212721 Availability: In Stock
End your struggle with the Bard’s prose and appreciate his comedy about the trials and tribulations of love. Shakespeare on the Double! A Midsummer Night’s Dream includes an easy-to-understand modern English translation alongside the original Shakespearian text so that you can read only the translation, read the translation with the original text, or tackle the original text, referring only to the translation when you’re stumped. A comprehensive character list describes the traits of each major character, a visual map depicts relationships, and review questions reinforce important information so you won’t miss the action.
Mary Ellen Snodgrass is an award-winning author of textbooks and general reference works, and a former columnist for the Charlotte Observer. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, she graduated magna cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Appalachian State University, and holds degrees in English, Latin, psychology, and the education of gifted children.