Gorgeous, strange and magical, A Midsummer Night's Dream is perhaps the best loved of Shakespeare's plays. A young woman flees Athens with her lover, only to be pursued by her would-be husband and her best friend. Unwittingly, all four find themselves in an enchanted forest, where fairies and sprites soon take an interest in human affairs, dispensing love potions and casting mysterious spells. In this wonderful comedy, confusion ends in harmony, and love is transformed, misplaced, and - ultimately - restored.
This 88 page pocket hardback includes a 30 page glossary and is beautifully illustrated by Sir John Gilbert (1817-1897).