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    A Midsummer Night's Dream (Penguin Classics) (Paperback) By (author) William Shakespeare, Revised by Helen Hackett, Introduction by Helen Hackett, Edited by Stanley W. Wells, Series edited by Stanley W. Wells, Series edited by T. J. B. Spencer

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    DescriptionA young woman flees Athens with her lover, only to be pursued by her would-be husband and by her best friend. Unwittingly, all four find themselves in an enchanted forest where fairies and sprites soon take an interest in human affairs, dispensing magical love potions and casting mischievous spells. In this dazzling comedy, confusion ends in harmony, as love is transformed, misplaced, and - ultimately - restored.


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    Title
    A Midsummer Night's Dream
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William Shakespeare, Revised by Helen Hackett, Introduction by Helen Hackett, Edited by Stanley W. Wells, Series edited by Stanley W. Wells, Series edited by T. J. B. Spencer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 110 mm
    Height: 176 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141012605
    ISBN 10: 0141012609
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.2
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DDS
    DC22: 822.33
    Libri: ENGL3090, ENGM1060
    BISAC V2.8: JUV016100
    Thema V1.0: DDA
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    07 April 2005
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Stanley Wells is the General Editor of the Penguin Shakespeare. He is Emeritus Professor of the University of Birmingham and Chairman of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Helen Hackett is a Reader in English Literature at University College London. Her publications include Writers and Their Work: 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (1997), and Women and Romance Fiction in the English Renaissance (2000). Stanley Wells is the General Editor of the Penguin Shakespeare. He is Emeritus Professor of the University of Birmingham and Chairman of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Helen Hackett is a Reader in English Literature at University College London. Her publications include Writers and Their Work: 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (1997), and Women and Romance Fiction in the English Renaissance (2000).
    Review text
    Of late many classic titles - including the Bible - have been turned into manga, in a 21st-century version of the venerable Classics Illustrated comics. This take on the Bard boils his play down to approximately 20 words per page, drastically abridging the text, though keeping intact the original language and meter. A fully colored dramatis personae reduces the characters to sound bites and shines in comparison to the flat, gray-toned images that murkily tell the story itself. As drawn by Brown, the characters are decidedly more Western-looking in their styling than is typical to most manga, and the adaptor's choice of setting is an anachronistic mishmash of quasi-antique and modern, a choice that will leave sophisticated readers knowledgeable with the text slightly puzzled. The Tempest (ISBN: 978-0-8109-9476-8), drawn by Paul Duffield, follows an identical template. These attempts to convert Shakespeare into visual language fall flat, although the slick manga styling alone may attract some new readers to these works. (plot summary, author's biography) (Graphic fiction. 13 & up) (Kirkus Reviews)