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A Midsummer Night's Dream - Play Information

2 synopses

Discover the story of A Midsummer Night's Dream in two different ways.

Schools' synopsis
An engaging synopsis for students and teachers, created by writer Rebecca Lenkiewicz.

Spoken-word
Watch spoken-word artist Kate Tempest delivering her synopsis.
The transcript is available to download as a PDF document.

Suitable for: All ages

Dating the play & Shakespeare's sources

How do we know when A Midsummer Night's Dream was written?
And what sources and stories influenced Shakespeare when he wrote it?
Performance history expert Rebecca Brown presents the evidence.

Suitable for: Secondary, 16-19

Director interviews

Download transcripts of interviews with directors about their productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Suitable for: All ages

Director interviews

Stage history

In Stage history, performance history expert Rebecca Brown guides us through the history of A Midsummer Night's Dream in performance, from the time Shakespeare wrote it to the present day.

The RSC Productions 1920 - 2008 page links to more resouces for recent productions, including videos, photos, director interviews and more.

Suitable for: Secondary, 16-19

Well-known quotes

We've selected some famous quotes from A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Suitable for: All ages

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