A Midsummer Night's Dream "is a comedy play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1590 and 1596. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus andHippolyta. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors (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."
A Midsummer Night's Dream - Animation + Activities + Games
"What will happen to Demetrius, Hermia, Lysander and Helena in the fairy forest? Watch and find out!
A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of our 'Shakespeare Lives' videos, which tell the stories of some of William Shakespeare's most famous plays."
A Midsummer Night's Dream Study Guide (artsalive.ca)
A Midsummer Night's Dream - Guide (8eye.wikispaces.com)
"In this WebQuest, you'll learn more about the fantastical world of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Your group will gather information about the life and times of William Shakespeare, do some in-depth investigation about the characters of the play, and learn about the world-renowned Globe Theater in London. When you finish this assignment, you will have a better understanding of Shakespeare's life and writings."
KU Theatre - Students perform Shakespeare in original pronunciation
"KU Theatre professor Paul Meier, in collaboration with Linguist David Crystal, are staging the first-ever American rendition of a Shakespeare play in its original pronunciation. Here, KU Theatre students rehearse a scene in original pronunciation from the play "A Midsummer Night's Dream"."
“American audiences will hear an accent and style surprisingly like their own in its informality and strong r-colored vowels,” Meier said. “The original pronunciation performance strongly contrasts with the notions of precise and polished delivery created by John Gielgud, Laurence Olivier and their colleagues from the 20th century British theater.” (physorg.com)
Oberon, Titania and Puck with Fairies Dancing by William Blake, c. 1786