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A Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare

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Did Shakespeare have a specific reason for writing A Midsummer Night's Dream?

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"A Midsummer Night's Dream" was written specifically, or so it is believed, to be performed at a noble's wedding. It is a multilayered masterpiece that reflects love in all its many manifestations, something like a prism. It is a romantic comedy because it ends happily. It is wildly comic, but also deeply profound. It should not be dismissed as mere entertainment. The themes are love, passion, and relationship and all that they stir up when experienced by beings, human and otherwise.

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