McGraw-Hill's PodClass A Midsummer Night's Dream Study Guide (MP3 Disk)

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Date

July 2, 2009

Format

Mixed media product, 8 pages

ISBN

0071611517 / 9780071611510

$

Your Price

14.95



Overview


Main description

Now the most effective study guide to Shakespeare is just a click away!

McGraw-Hill's PodClass Study Guides bring William Shakespeare's work alive with a unique audio-based approach that enables you to reinforce what you learned in class or even fill in the bits you may have missed. To fit the needs of today's students, they provide quickly accessible, bite-sized information that is easily customizable and flexible for study on the go or at a computer.

This unique guide to A Midsummer Night's Dream features:

  • Scene Summaries and Commentaries for every scene, with Zoom-In focus on key lines
  • Authoritative minilectures from author Jane Mallison on characters, key themes, background, and interpretations
  • Key quotes, soliloquies, and dramatic action excerpted from the Arkangel production of A Midsummer Night's Dream

Perfect for on the go study on your iPod, this McGraw-Hill's PodClass A Midsummer Night's Dream Study Guide also contains a free Desktop MP3 Player that provides a convenient way to study at your computer or laptop.

For use on your: iPod • iTouch • iPhone

Screen images will vary among iPod models. Contains one MP3 audio disk and an eight-page booklet. Requires 300 MB of free space. iPod is a trademark of Apple, Inc., registered in the United States and other countries.


Table of contents

Pod Prologue
(introduction, features, study tips, contributors)
Our Swift Scene
(summaries, commentaries, and key quotes by scene)
What Players are They?
(lectures on and key quotes from main characters)
That's the Theme
(lectures on key themes with related quotes)
Study a Speech
(key quotes & monologs in memorizeable bytes)
Who Can Inform me?
(background info on Shakespeare, his times, and the play)
Say Thy Opinion
(essay ideas, movie interpretations, performance notes)


Author comments

Jane Mallison is a teacher and former English department head at New York's Trinity School. Her students provided the scene summaries for this study guide.

The Complete Arkangel Shakespeare is an award-winning production of all thirty-eight of Shakespeare's plays, featuring distinguished actors from British film and theater. The production of A Midsummer Night's Dream features Roy Hudd ("Coronation Street") as Bottom, Amanda Root ("Persuasion") as Hermia, Saskia Wickham ("Peak Practice") as Helena, Rupert Penry-Jones ("Spooks," "Jane Austen's Persuasion") as Lysander, Clarence Smith ( "Doctors") as Demetrius, Richard McCabe ("The Duchess") as Puck, David Harewood ("Robin Hood") as Oberon, and Adjoa Andoh ("Doctor Who") as Titania.





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