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Details"And yet, to say the truth, reason and love keep little company together nowadays."In the kingdom of Athens, Helena loves Demetrius; Demetrius loves Hermia; and Hermia loves Lysander who loves her too. But since Hermias father wants Demetrius as his son-in-law, the lovers elope to the forest, only to be followed by Hermias best friend— Helena—and her suitor.What happens in the forest, which is enchanted by fairies and elves who work around magical flowers and love potions, when the mischievous elf, Puck, is asked to dispense the spell and he mistakenly places the flowers juice on Lysanders eyes instead of Demetrius? Will the lovers be united with their true love?One of Shakespeares earlier and most popular romantic comedies, A Midsummer Nights Dream perfectly blends humour and mirth with reality and romance. It has undergone several adaptations across various art forms and continues to be staged around the globe..CONTENTS:Characters of the Play.ACT IScene I. Athens. The palace of Theseus.Scene II. Athens. Quince's House.ACT IIScene I. A wood near Athens.Scene II. Another part of the wood.ACT IIIScene I. The wood. Titania lying asleep.Scene II. Another part of the wood.ACT IVScene I. The wood. Lysander, Demetrius, Helena, and Hermia lying asleep.Scene II. Athens. Qunice's house.ACT VScene I. Athens. The palace of Theseus.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: William Shakespeare began his career as an actor, writer and part owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlains Men, later known as Kings Men, in London. Often regarded as the 'Bard of Avon he is one of the worlds pre-eminent dramatists. Born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, he married Anne Hathaway at the age of eighteen and they had three children - Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Though few records survive of his private life, he appeared to have retired to Stratford around 1613 where he died three years later.His works still in existence, including some collaborations, consist of thirty-eight plays, one hundred and fifty-four sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other verses. His plays are performed much more than any other playwright's and have been translated into almost all major languages. Most of his known works have been produced between 1589 and 1613. His early plays were mainly comedies and histories which remain regarded as some of the best works produced in these genres.Shakespeare's plays are difficult to date. His early classical and Italianate comedies contain tight double plots and precise comic sequences giving way to the romantic atmosphere of his most acclaimed comedies in the mid-1590s.His plays demonstrate the expansiveness of his imagination and the extent of his learning. A Midsummer Night's Dream - a witty mixture of romance, fairy magic, and comic low life scenes is one of his most delightful creations, shortly before he turned to Romeo and Juliet. Set in the kingdom of Athens and the woods nearby, revolving around the wedding preparations of Theseus and Hippolyta, A Midsummer Night's Dream has four interconnected plots, detailing the adventures of four young lovers - Demetrius, Lysander, Hermia, and Helena.Romeo and Juliet is his most famous romantic tragedy of sexually charged adolescence, love and death. It marks a departure from his earlier works and from others of the English Renaissance. Shakespeare's plays demonstrate the expansiveness of his imagination and the extent of his learning. Shakespeares sequence of great comedies continue with Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It and Twelfth Night. One of his best-loved comedies, Twelfth Night is a romantic drama of confusions, comic sequences, and mistaken identities. With a perfect combination of romance and reality and excellently crafted characters, it has been amusing its audiences for more than four centuries now.Shakespeare introduced prose comedy in the histories of the late 1590s - Henry IV, Part 1 and Henry IV, Part II, and Henry V - after the lyrical Richard II. Julius Caesar introduced a new kind of drama. Shakespeare wrote the so-called 'problem plays' in the early 17th century. Measure for Measure, Troilus and Cressida, and All's Well that Ends Well being a few of them. Until about 1608, he mainly wrote tragedies including Hamlet, Othello, King Lear and Macbeth. The story of a brave Scottish general named Macbeth, the eponymous drama illustrates how the lust for power dooms the fate of a noble person.Antony and Cleopatra and Coriolanus—his last major tragedies, contain some of his finest poetry. Shakespeare wrote tragicomedies, also known as romances, in his last phase. These include Cymbeline, The Winter's Tales, and The Tempest, as well as the collaboration Perilces, Prince of Tyre.A true genius, Shakespeares popular characters and plots are studied, performed, reinterpreted and discussed till today. William Shakespeare, known as the English national poet, is considered the greatest dramatist of all time.
SKU Code PRK B 2371 Weight in Kg 0.1000 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9788175994508 Author Name WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Publisher Name FINGERPRINT