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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.

Who are the three different groups that collide in this play? Separate the characters into the three different groups that come into contact over the course of the play.

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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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