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A Midsummer Night's Dream (Arkangel Complete Shakespeare)

By William Shakespeare (Author) & A. Full Cast (Read by)
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Item description for A Midsummer Night's Dream (Arkangel Complete Shakespeare) by William Shakespeare & A. Full Cast...

Overview
This definitive collection features all 38 of Shakespeare's plays in their entirety, presented by outstanding Shakespearean performers.

Publishers Description

Shakespeare s most imaginative and merry play is set in an enchanted wood amidst fairies and sprites.

When Oberon, King of the Fairies, uses his magic upon four runaway lovers in a midsummer wood outside Athens, chaos ensues. Who really loves whom? Meanwhile, a band of well-meaning but bungling local actors have their rehearsal sabotaged by the mischievous Puck, who bewitches their leader, Bottom, and Titania, the Fairy Queen. The result is a lively and anarchic comedy which can only be resolved by an elaborate disentangling of spells.

Hermia is played by Amanda Root, Oberon by David Harewood, and Bottom by Roy Hudd."

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A Midsummer Night's Dream (Arkangel Complete Shakespeare) by William Shakespeare & A. Full Cast has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • Kliatt - 11/01/2005 page 53


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Item Specifications...


Running Time: 138.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 5.7" Width: 5.2" Height: 0.7"
Weight:   0.28 lbs.
Binding  CD
Release Date   May 10, 2005
Publisher   Audio Partners
Edition  Edition  
ISBN  1932219242  
ISBN13  9781932219241  


Availability  51 units.
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More About William Shakespeare & A. Full Cast


William Shakespeare William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in April, 1564, and his birth is traditionally celebrated on April 23. The facts of his life, known from surviving documents, are sparse. He died on April 23, 1616, and was buried in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford.
A. R. Braunmuller is Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has written critical volumes on George Peele and George Chapman and has edited plays in both the Oxford (King John) and Cambridge (Macbeth) series of Shakespeare editions. He is also general editor of The New Cambridge Shakespeare.
Stephen Orgel is the Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of the Humanities at Stanford University and general editor of the Cambridge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture. His books include Imagining Shakespeare, The Authentic Shakespeare, Impersonations: The Performance of Gender in Shakespeare's England and The Illusion of Power.

William Shakespeare lived in Stratford-Upon-The Avon. William Shakespeare was born in 1564 and died in 1616.

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A "pretty good" audio recording  Apr 5, 2007
I bought this audio recording of MSND to use as I taught the play to my 10th graders. The actors do well, and this is the complete version of the play. However, some of the character sound effects can get annoying, as well as some of the music.

For whatever reason, the faeries' voices have a slight echo effect, which isn't too annoying, but when a faery--such as Puck or Oberon--is placing a spell on someone, there is an extreme echo placed on the voice. The echo was so extreme for the end of Act III, when Puck is confusing Lysander and Demetrius, that it gave me a slight headache. Also, while the use of a little music can be nice, many of my students didn't like it and I found that the music was on a little too long in some places and it stalls the progression of the play. The "braying" of Bottom sounds more like a pig grunt, which gets really old after awhile.

Overall, I would recommend this version to those who don't mind slight annoyances like these--and maybe I'm being nitpicky--but if you think that those will wear on you, try to find another version.
 

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