Midnight summer dream by William ShakespeareI am familiar with the works of William Shakespeare and I also like reading Manga.
This is my first time reading A Midsummer Nights Dream. I havent read the original play, the No Fear Shakespeare version, or a comic book version before reading this.
That being said, I liked this version, since I have also read other Manga Classics. I like the art style, and the portrayal of the poetic imagery the characters use. I also like it that the story line is unabridged!
The down side of this, is that it is written in Shakespeareian English. It took me longer to read this, because of my brain having to translate what the characters were saying. It is possible to have the full version of Shakespeare and use modern English. I read plenty of No Fear Shakespeare in high school to know this.
A Midsummer Night's Dream Summary
Lysander and Hermia plan to elope, and they tell Helena, who is in love with Demetrius, but he hates her and loves Hermia. They are followed by Demetrius, and then by Helena, who has told him of their intentions. Oberon, king of the fairies, who lives in the woods, has quarrelled with his queen, Titania, over an Indian boy she refuses to give him. Oberon overhears Helena and Demetrius arguing and sends his mischievous servant, Puck, to get a flower whose juice has the power to make people fall in love with the first creature they see when the juice is placed on their eyelids while asleep. Mistaking the Athenian he seeks, Puck puts the flower juice on the eyes of the sleeping Lysander so that when he is woken by Helena he immediately falls in love with her and rejects Hermia.
QUINCE Here is the scroll of every man's name, which is thought fit, through all Athens, to play in our interlude before the duke and the duchess, on his wedding-day at night. Now, good Peter Quince, call forth your actors by the scroll. Masters, spread yourselves. Nick Bottom, the weaver. Name what part I am for, and proceed.
A Midsummer Night's Dream Summary
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read., The version published in the First Folio of was taken from a second quarto edition, with some reference to a promptbook. Theseus, duke of Athens , has conquered Hippolyta, the Amazon queen, and is about to wed her.
Theseus, duke of Athens, is preparing for his marriage to Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons, with a four-day festival of pomp and entertainment. He commissions his Master of the Revels, Philostrate, to find suitable amusements for the occasion. Egeus wishes Hermia to marry Demetrius who loves Hermia , but Hermia is in love with Lysander and refuses to comply. Hoping to regain his love, Helena tells Demetrius of the elopement that Hermia and Lysander have planned. At the appointed time, Demetrius stalks into the woods after his intended bride and her lover; Helena follows behind him. In these same woods are two very different groups of characters.
Four Athenians run away to the forest only to have Puck the fairy make both of the boys fall in love with the same girl. The four run through the forest pursuing each other while Puck helps his master play a trick on the fairy queen. In the end, Puck reverses the magic, and the two couples reconcile and marry. Egeus asks for the Duke to intervene in a dispute. His daughter, Hermia, will not agree to marry Demetrius whom Egeus has chosen for her because she loves a gentleman named Lysander.
It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus , the Duke of Athens , to Hippolyta the former queen of the Amazons. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors the mechanicals who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. The play is one of Shakespeare's most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world. The play consists of four interconnecting plots, connected by a celebration of the wedding of Duke Theseus of Athens and the Amazon queen, Hippolyta , which are set simultaneously in the woodland and in the realm of Fairyland , under the light of the moon. The play opens with Hermia , who is in love with Lysander, resistant to her father Egeus 's demand that she wed Demetrius , whom he has arranged for her to marry.