A Midsummer Night's Dream

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: William Shakespeare

Narrated By: Harold Bloom

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: December 1995

Duration: 2 hours 3 minutes


"How shall we beguile the lazy time,if not with some delight?"
An introductory essay by Harvard scholar Harold Bloom accompanies the CD.


  • Diana Friedman

    This was too difficult to listen to. The actors accents were so thick that I could not understand what they were saying. I am sure that some people (Shakesperean purists for example) would love this audiobook, but for regular people who want to listen to and enjoy Shakespeare, it was less than great.

  • Anonymous

    I didn't enjoy listening to this at all - it was frustrating because I didn't know who was speaking at any given time. I notice that there are a number of other reviews that gave this high marks and it seems that most of them read the play along with listening to the CD. I'd most likely have given this a better rating if I would have read along with the CD, but trying to listen in the car as I was driving was quite frustrating.

  • Anonymous

    This was great listening. I've always loved Shakespeare and I really enjoyed reading along with the CD.

  • Kim

    This is a wonderful book. I read along with while listening to this book three times. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most magical, romantic and comedic plays. It has been written very well and is a very funny story. It revolves around 3 different and enjoyable plots all woven together.

  • David J. Driver

    Listening to the play was absolutely great. I have always argued that Shakespeare was meant to be seen and not read. Perhaps not as great as seeing it live, but it is tremendously better than reading it.

  • Shawna Bielmann

    This was great! Reading along with it was necessary to understand the language, but the dramatization was fabulous!

  • Anonymous

    Listening to a shakespeare play is very difficult.

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