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  • They introduced most of the children of our generation to the theatre, dressing us up in costumes for The Mikado, A Midsummer Night’s Dream—all of which Dolly made herself.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • …man who possessed so many literary references and allusions, both classical and modern, and who within the space of an hour could, with no gratuitous strain, weave together Lytton Strachey, Alice in Wonderland, Martin Luther’s early celibacy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the mating habits of the Sumatran orangutan into a little jewel box of a beguiling lecture which facetiously but with a serious overtone explored the intertwined nature of sexual voyeurism and exhibitionism.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • He said it was like A Midsummer Night’s Dream, like magic.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Woody Allen reworked A Midsummer Night’s Dream as his film A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor

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  • They approached the park and then followed the huge red arrows painted under the green and black letters—A Midsummer Night’s Dream—toward the center.
    Gloria Naylor  --  The Women of Brewster Place
  • A tall man of about thirty and with thinning hair was sitting at a small brown piano, and he played the "Wedding March" from A Midsummer Night’s Dream—three times in a row; and when a few of the ladies begged him, he first gazed deeply and silently into the eyes of each, one after the other, and started playing the melody yet a fourth time.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Now, so far as the English-speaking countries go, this is not true; Several of the plays which are most valued by lovers of Shakespeare (for instance, TIMON OF ATHENS) are seldom or never acted, while some of the most actable, such as A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, are the least admired.
    George Orwell  --  Lear, Tolstoy and the Fool
  • Carter envisions a film production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream more disastrously hilarious than anything the "rude mechanicals" of the original could conceive of, the results recalling the real-life all-male film version from the 1930s.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Even his titles tell us seasons matter with him: A Winter’s Tale, Twelfth Night (that is, the last of the twelve days of Christmas), A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • At the table set crosswise on the cousins’ left, the one near the side door, where Frau Salomon and the gluttonous student with glasses sat, there was another patient—from Mannheim, Hans Castorp had heard—a man about thirty years old, with thinning hair, bad teeth, and a timid way of speaking—the same fellow who occasionally played the piano at their evening social gatherings, usually the "Wedding March" from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain

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  • …hands chest-high, like fins at the end of limp wrists; Frau Salomon from Amsterdam, a lady of ample proportions, who was dressed in red and had joined the young people; the tall gentleman with the thinning hair who could play selections from A Midsummer Night’s Dream and who now sat behind her, his arms hugging pointed knees, his gloomy eyes fixed on the brown hair at the nape of her neck; a red-haired young lady from Greece; another girl of unknown origin with the face of a tapir; the…
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • "My boyfriend’s gotten a grant from the city and he’s putting on a black production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream this weekend.
    Gloria Naylor  --  The Women of Brewster Place
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