Robert Swindells's A Midsummer Night's Dream is set in a very modern-day Yorkshire. Theseus, the neighbourhood tycoon is getting married. Bottom and his mates are roped into putting on a play for the wedding because, well, there's nothing much to do when you're on the dole. But, before the wedding, there are young lovers with problems to resolve ...and a drop of magic and mischief in the mix! The Shakespeare Today series captures the magic of Shakespeare's text and sets it in an accessible and contemporary style.
Robert Swindells is a highly successful writer for children and young adults. Several of his books have won awards, including Stone Cold, which won the Carnegie Medal and Nightmare Stairs and Blitzed, both Red House Children's Book Award winners. His writing is exciting and contemporary, perfect for bringing the drama of Shakespeare to life.