Fall 2017 Spoken Play for Grades 5-12
Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Adapted by Justin Caiazzo
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of William Shakespeare’s most popular comedies. It portrays the adventures of four young lovers and a group of amateur actors, their interactions with woodland fairies and a duke and duchess. Taking place in a mythical Athens and an enchanted forest, there is a handsome fairy king, a beautiful fairy queen, star-crossed lovers, a weaver who’s transformed into a half-donkey, wood sprites and elves. This work is widely performed around the world, and no wonder – it’s about the world’s most popular pastime, falling in love. But as Puck knows, falling in love can make fools of us all.
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