A Midsummer Nights Dream: Fully Dramatized Audio Edition

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Fully Dramatized Audio Edition

Synopsis

FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY
The World’s Leading Center for Shakespeare Studies

The Folger Shakespeare Library, home to the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, brings A Midsummer Night’s Dream to life with this new full-length, full-cast dramatic recording of its definitive Folger Edition.

In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare stages the workings of love in unexpected ways. In the woods outside Athens, two young men and two young women sort themselves into couples—but not before they form first one love triangle, and then another. The king and queen of fairyland, Oberon and Titania, battle over custody of an orphan boy. Oberon uses magic to make Titania fall in love with a weaver named Bottom, in an effort to distract Titania from the custody battle. While all of this is going on, Bottom and his companions ineptly stage the tragedy of “Pyramus and Thisbe.”

This new full-cast recording—based on the most respected edition of Shakespeare’s classic—expertly produced by the Folger Theatre, is perfect for students, teachers, and the everyday listener.

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Chapters

  • MidsummerNight'sDream 01 Act1Scene1
    Duration: 14min
  • MidsummerNight'sDream 02 Act1Scene2
    Duration: 05min
  • MidsummerNight'sDream 03 Act2Scene1
    Duration: 15min
  • MidsummerNight'sDream 04 Act2Scene2
    Duration: 11min
  • MidsummerNight'sDream 05 Act3Scene1
    Duration: 11min
  • MidsummerNight'sDream 06 Act3Scene2
    Duration: 26min
  • MidsummerNight'sDream 07 Act4Scene1
    Duration: 13min
  • MidsummerNight'sDream 08 Act4Scene2
    Duration: 02min
  • MidsummerNight'sDream 09 Act5Scene1
    Duration: 26min

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