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Although Mr. Draeger means well, his attempts to offer a rudimentary explanation of the meaning contained in my play, miss the point. Just see and enjoy the play! I did like his tea and biscuits, though.

—William Shakespeare

Details

  • Grade Level: 7-12
  • Pages: 157
  • ISBN: 9798356225772
  • Black and White
  • Dimensions: 5″ x 8″

Content

  • The full, unabridged text of A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Introduction
  • Pre-Flight: Before You Read
  • Fools and Jesters
  • Shakespeare’s Language i.e. Elizabethan English
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • A Letter & Poem from John Milton
  • Discussion Questions
  • Wrap Up: After You Read
  • Tea With Shakespeare?
  • Shakespeare Quotes
  • Additional Reading
  • Tales From Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Create Your Own Memes
  • About Glen Draeger

In addition to the unabridged text of Shakespeare’s play, this volume for students in grades 7-12 includes a “Pre-Flight”, a short introduction to be read before reading the play, a “Wrap-Up”, a more in depth explanation and discussion of the play, to be read after, along with “Tea with Shakespeare?” where Mr. Draeger meets a strange man he invites in for tea.

For readers new to Shakespeare, Charles and Mary Lamb’s version of the play is also included and can be read first to help with understanding the play as originally written.

Also included are open-ended, Socratic type discussion questions to help students think more in depth about the play. And just in case the play is not enough for you, there are quotes from Shakespeare and a list of some of his other writings.

And if all that was not enough, there is also a portrait of Shakespeare! But wait, there’s more, Mr. Draeger has obtained, at great risk to himself, a letter from John Milton.

Plus there are memes and art to help your students think about the play in a fun and entertaining way. And…there are blank memes at the end so students can add their own humor or Shakespearean wit. Okay, I’m done…except for Shakespeare’s endorsement below…maybe don’t read that.

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