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"Scherzo" from A Midsummer Night's Dream

 

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Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

When Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn put on Shakespeare's comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream to entertain their family, the two of them played all the characters! Mendelssohn's music for A Midsummer Night's Dream illustrates many of the characters and situations in the play.

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream contains two types of characters. One is human beings. What is the other?

animals

gnomes

spacemen

hobbits

fairies


2.Scherzo is Italian for what word?

dance

joke

sad

food

book


3. A Midsummer Night's Dream includes what event?

A Birthday Party

A Dinner

A Concert

A Wedding

A Swim Party


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