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A Midsummer Night’s Dream
A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Shakespeare William
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The works of this great English writer seem to be timeless – his books contain vital questions which are still relevant today just as they were in the XVI cen. The secret of the eternal youth of his books is in the characters who have not changed a bit. Each of us might recognize his or her contemporaries in Shakespeare’s characters.
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Lcsmcat
A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Shakespeare William
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“How low am I, thou painted maypole?
speak; How low am I?
I am not yet so low
But that my nails can reach unto thine eyes.”
#shakespearereadalong @merelybookish

merelybookish Poor Hermia! I'm a shorty so I felt for all the digs at her height. Still, I guess being a maypole is no compliment. 😃 3h
Lcsmcat They‘re neither showing their best selves here! 3h
TheBookHippie This is awesome. 2h
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Lcsmcat
A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Shakespeare William
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Oberon and Titania and their verbal battles! Arguing over a little boy. What‘s the emoji for shaking my head?#shakespearereadalong @merelybookish

merelybookish That's fun that the little boy is behind Titania's leg! I do find their sparring so beautifully written! All those insults wrapped in the language of nature and myths. 1w
Lcsmcat @merelybookish I don‘t know who the artist is, but I think this is in the National Museum in Scotland. 1w
merelybookish @Lcsmcat Oberon's jealousy makes me think the boy is older but this picture shows he's still little. Makes Oberon seem even more like a jerk. 1w
Lcsmcat @merelybookish Yes. I took it that Oberon wasn‘t jealous in a sexual/romantic way, but in a possessive way. The child was a toy he wanted and Titania wouldn‘t give to him. Neither of them seems to regard him as a sentient being. 1w
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saresmoore
A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Shakespeare William
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I‘m about to get started for the #ShakespeareReadalong. This was technically a secondhand book, but I don‘t think it‘s former owner ever even opened it, which illustrates one of the main benefits of shopping at the bookstore near university campus! 😆

LeahBergen Ha! 😆 3w
Suet624 Have fun! 2w
merelybookish Cool cover! 2w
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HousewifeReads
A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Shakespeare William

“I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, where oxlips and the nodding violet grows...”

Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more!#LitsyWelcomeWagon
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HousewifeReads Thank you! 4w
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 4w
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 2w
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Lindy
A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Shakespeare William
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Ballet is about to start.

DivineDiana Enjoy! ❤️ 2mo
tpixie Fun!!!! 2mo
Hooked_on_books I‘m always amazed by the musculature of dancers. The definition in his hip in unreal. (edited) 2mo
Lindy @DivineDiana @tpixie @Hooked_on_books It was a really great performance. I had been thinking about not renewing my season tickets but now I want to. 2mo
tpixie ♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
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Lylah
A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Shakespeare William
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Happy September, everyone! 🍂🦊 This month‘s illustration in my Arthur Rackham calendar is a scene from Act II Scene I of A Midsummer Night‘s Dream.

DivineDiana Love. 💗 (edited) 9mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Shakespeare William
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All the confusion, squabbling and magic spells in this fun story!
#HeyJune #lovemedo

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Krisjericho
A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Shakespeare William
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Pickpick

I liked this one. Fairies and Shakespeare and puns and a guy named Bottom who gets turned into an ass. Havoc and mayhem ensue, but it all works out in the end.

But Demetrius is the worst, and Helena should have gotten a spine and run far, far away.

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KatieanneF
A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Shakespeare William
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Some role research for an upcoming production. Absolutely thrilled to be bringing this classic work to life this summer🧚🏼‍♀️✨ #helena #midsummer #shakespeare #williamshakespeare

Chelleo Welcome! Checkout #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. They‘re great and should help you get settled in. Follow @LitsyHappenings to find out about various challenges, buddy reads, meet-ups and swaps taking place. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 12mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻😊 12mo
readinginthedark That‘s awesome! My brother is a stage actor in KC, and they recently did a really great production of Cymbeline, which I had never seen before. And we have an ongoing #ShakespeareReadalong if you‘re interested! It would be great to get the perspective of a theatre person. 12mo
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KatieanneF @Eggs @Chelleo thank you!! @readinginthedark that‘s so cool!! Would love to take part in that read along! Thank you!! 12mo
readinginthedark We‘re finishing Othello this week. I‘ll tag you when we post the schedule for Taming of the Shrew, which is next! (edited) 12mo
Tiyas7 The Folger Editions Of Shakespeare 's stories are truly awesome!!! 12mo
Tiyas7 Also Welcome To Litsy😀 12mo
KatieanneF @Tiyas7 yes! I‘ve really been enjoying it! And thank you :) 12mo
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Katiesbookishlife
A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Shakespeare William
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Love this play. Can still remember passages from when I performed it in primary school.

Bradleygirl So cool you got to perform it! I remember keeping my friend awake at a sleepover by patiently explaining the entire plot to her. We were twelve. I just wanted her to know about it 1y
Katiesbookishlife @Bradleygirl that sounds like something I would do too 😂 1y
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Lindy
A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Shakespeare William
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A mid-performance shot at Pop Up Globe theatre in Auckland. “Groundlings” (standing room on the floor) tickets were $10. I was in a comfy box with a great view. Actors did a lot of impromptu, including drinking glasses of wine offered by audience members. The show was hilarious.

LeahBergen Oh, fun! 1y
Soubhiville That‘s awesome! What a great venue! 1y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Oh wow! It‘s just finishing up in Melbourne. We had Much Ado About Nothing, Henry V, Othello and As You Like It... I‘m hoping they come back with new shows soon! 1y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk That is a huge donkey head Bottom is rocking there! One might even go as far as to say... ass-hat. 1y
Lindy @TobeyTheScavengerMonk You would also have loved Bottom‘s troupe performing the play-within-the play: the Sweet Ass Mechanical Solutions, construction tradesmen in high-visibility gear. (edited) 1y
Lindy @thegirlwiththelibrarybag I hope they travel to Canada because I would love to see more. 🤞 1y
Lindy @Soubhiville @LeahBergen It was probably a lot cleaner than the original Globe theatre but we got a good sense of the original. Loved it. 1y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk The Rude Mechanicals have always been my favorite part, and that sounds so awesome. I‘ve had my 5th graders read and act out the scene where Peter Quince assigns the parts! 1y
Lindy @TobeyTheScavengerMonk That sounds fun for your students. There were a lot of kids in the audience at the performance I was at. 1y
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Lindy
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I saw A Midsummer Night‘s Dream, with an all-male cast, performed partly in Shakespearean English and partly in Maori language, at the Pop Up Globe in Auckland. So much fun!

Soubhiville Whoa how cool! 1y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk That sounds absolutely amazing! 1y
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VioletMoonBooks
A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Shakespeare William
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Christine11 Pretty picture! 1y
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Lcsmcat
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BethanyAlys
A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Shakespeare William
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Something I've been wanting to read for a while but just haven't got around to reading it until now.
Definitely worth watching alongside a DVD version as you understand the jokes a lot more and it's fun to see how people play around with it, but a really good play.
Full of so many comedic lines and characters, definitely made me laugh more than once!