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Nelson Thornes Shakespeare for CSEC: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Provide context, comprehension and confidence in Shakespeare at CSEC®

Dinah Jurksaitis, Thelma Baker, Joyce Jonas, Dinah Jurksaitis, and Duncan Beal

Suitable for:  14-16, students studying for English B at CSEC®

Price:  £8.99

ISBN: 978-1408506431
Publication date: 12/02/2010
Paperback: 136 pages
Dimensions: 234x156mm

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Belonging to the best selling Shakespeare for CSEC series, this title is perfect for those studying Shakespeare at CSEC. It provides the right balance for the study of language, imagery and theatrically, of character and context, enabling students to gain a clear understanding of the text and prepare for the exam.


  • Introduction: points out a central feature to look out for as the plot develops
  • Glossary: extensive line-referenced notes provide clear explanations of words, phrases and meaning.
  • Comparison: opportunities to consider the scene in the context of the play as a whole
  • Summary: ensures the plots is understood and provides a link to the next scene
  • An introductory essay provides the focus on topics related to social and historical context.
  • Exam-style questions provide useful practice in preparation for the exam

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Table of Contents

Introductory essays
1 Comedy
2 Perception – eyes and seeing
3 Shakespeare's sources

4 The supernatural
5 Changing social and cultural contexts
Useful terms
The characters
Play text
Sample exam-style questions