This edition of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, edited by Russ McDonald, was redesigned in an easy-to-read format that preserves the favorite features of the original. It includes essays on the theatrical world of Shakespeare and texts of Shakespeare, an introduction to the play itself, and a note on the text used for this edition of it.
This is part of Hewitt’s Lightning Literature & Composition curriculum. From our Guide by Elizabeth Kamath:
Like Twelfth Night, the title of this play does not indicate when it occurs, but rather sets the tone. While the midsummer night is the summer solstice (June 21), the title A Midsummer Night’s Dream is indicative of something that is purely fantasy.