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Perhaps the most popular of all Shakespeare's comedies, A Midsummer Night's Dream humorously celebrates the vagaries of love. The approaching wedding festivities of Theseus, Duke of Athens, and his bride-to-be, Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, are delightfully crisscrossed with the on-again, off-again romances of two young pairs of Athenian lovers; and the theatrical aspirations of a bumbling troupe of Athenian laborers. It all end happily in wedding-night revelry complete with a play-within-a-play presented by the laborers to the ecstatic amusement of all.
Lexile Measure: NC1040L
©1992. 66 pages, paperback, 5 by 8 inches. Middle school/high school.