a midsummer night's dream

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A Midsummer Night's Dream definition


A comedy by William Shakespeare about a group of lovers who spend a night in a forest, where they are the victims of fairies' pranks and enchantments. One famous line from A Midsummer Night's Dream is “Lord, what fools these mortals be!

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