Edited by Alan Brissenden
Unconventional and witty, this play tells the tale of the most playful of romances. It is Shakespeare's ground-breaking comedy
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This hilarious story of romance and rivalry is thought to be Shakespeare's first play – written before he moved to London.
Recalling the verse from St Matthew’s Gospel: ‘With what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again,’ this play presents thought-provoking conundrums about justice, liberty and mercy.
Written at the request of Queen Elizabeth, who wanted to see Falstaff again, this is the only Shakespeare comedy set wholly in his home country.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is an enchanting meditation on the nature of love, gender politics and the supernatural. It is one of the most frequently performed of all Shakespeare's comedies