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A MIDSUMMER NIGHTíS DREAM A Midsummer Nightís Dream was written in 16th century England. In 1595, life was as you can imagine very different. During this period Queen Elizabeth I was at the throne. England was a Christian country and people greatly honoured the queen. Shakespeare was Elizabeth Iís poet laureate, so his work was highly valued across England. Women were treated as second-class citizens. In lower class families, girls were not usually …

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…of it and took more of an interest in the language techniques. I am very glad that I read this work of Shakespeare again, as I do not think I have really appreciated his works up until now. An understanding of how life was like in the 16th centaury is quite vital to identify with the play. I am happy that our chosen Shakespeare piece was A Midsummer Nights Dream, as it is very entertaining.