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Why should you read "A Midsummer Night's Dream?" - Iseult Gillespie


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By the light of the moon, a group sneaks into the woods, where they take mind-altering substances, switch it up romantically and brush up against creatures from another dimension. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” sees Shakespeare play with the boundary between illusion and reality - and dramatize the possibility that life is but a dream. Iseult Gillespie shares what makes this play a timeless classic.

Over the course of the play, there are many romantic entanglements. Who are the different couples that emerge by the end? List at least three.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Iseult Gillespie
  • Narrator Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Animator Sasha Dudka, Denis Bousygin, Alex Bohdan, Anna Dolzhenko
  • Illustrator Sasha Dudka
  • Sound Designer Stephen LaRosa
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Fact-Checker Francisco Diez

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