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"Scherzo" from A Midsummer Night's Dream

 

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Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Music Based on Shakespeare

Probably no playwright has had more music based on his work than William Shakespeare. Felix Mendelssohn, Henry Purcell, Hector Berlioz, Giuseppe Verdi are just a few of the composers who've been inspired by Shakespeare's plays.

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. William Shakespeare was a

Teacher

Banker

Composer

Playwright

Chef


2.At what age did Mendelssohn compose his Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream?

25

30

12

50

17


3. What other composer wrote music based on a Shakespeare play?

Bach

Berlioz

Beethoven

Brahms

Bizet


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