midsummer.jpgA Midsummer Night's Dream

You may want to keep a little notebook where you can brainstorm final project ideas and reflect on questions from the Process pages. Remember, your task is to demonstrate that you have increased your understanding of Shakespeare's written word! When using online and print resources, look for controversial ideas and decide if you agree or disagree with them. Be sure to examine the reasons why!

The Movie

Drama: definitions & questions to ponder
"William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream", directed by Micheal Hoffman. U.S.: 20th Century Fox, April 15th, 2003.
About the film from IMDB

Topical Resources

Shakespeare Online provides the text of the play
Folger Library's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" study guide
Study Guide from e-notes: a helpful guide for understanding "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Absolute Shakespeare: summary and text of the play
No Fear Shakespeare: An interpretation of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in contemporary language
Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare"A Midsummer Night's Dream" rewritten for beginning Shakespeare readers
Modern Film Adaptations: Thought provoking guided inquiry about Shakespeare and modern film, particularly as it appeals to young
Shakespeare Illustratedan informative background summary and images of paintings depicting "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Shakespearean Art Collection by Hannah Tompkins, includes oil paintings, water colors, stamp designs, and miniature portraits
Images to explore from Karen's Whimsy

General Shakespeare Online

Shakespeare Net Guide from Palomar
Folger's Shakespeare Library
Shakespeare Online General Resources
Absolute Shakespeare complete resources
Shakespeare Resource Center from BardWeb
Shakespeare High: Forums and discussions for young adults
Shakespeare Bookshelf from the Internet Public Library
Shakespeare's Monologues search by play or by gender to locate monologues within his works
Shakespeare Homework Helper an interactive site where you can email an "expert" for guidance
Ask the Bard from Shakespeare Resource Center


Shakespeare Dictionary
Glossary of Literary Terms by Bedford/St. Martins
Writing Help from The Owl-for help citing sources and perfecting the writing process
Folger's Tips for reading Shakespeare