A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

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A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of a series of introductions to Shakespeares key plays.

It is perfect as an introduction before studying the play, for revision purposes and for reluctant and struggling readers. The play is retold as a straightforward, pacey narrative in chapter-book format. The book use the present tense and lots of dialogue (in present-day English) to recrate the experience of actually watching the play.

The text follow the original plays faithfully so students can acquire an accurate understanding of the action and plot. Memorable quotations from the original text (in italics) make this book perfect for exam crammers! Plus each book includes visual information to help pupils get to grips with the plot, the key characters and their important relationships in the play. The stories are all presented in the period of the play but with modern day language.

Written by award winning writers Barbara Catchpole and Stephen Rickard, these are really accessible books. They are perfect for getting all pupils, whatever their ability, comfortable with each play before they go on to study it in its original form and a great all round introduction to Shakespeare.
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Product details

  • Paperback
  • 128 x 199 x 15mm | 76g
  • Watlington, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1785913379
  • 9781785913372

About Barbara Catchpole

Barbara Catchpole taught for over forty years before becoming a full time writer. Her interest in special needs education and disability issues was first sparked by her middle son, who was born profoundly deaf. Barbara writes primarily for reluctant and struggling readers, with the aim of entertaining the reader and developing empathy for the characters. She is the author of the best selling Pig series.

Stephen Rickard is a writer, editor and publisher, and undertakes various projects in music, consulting and other areas. He has written and developed many award-winning books and software titles. Stephen specialises in books that develop reading skills and an enthusiasm for reading in reluctant and struggling readers.
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