Celtic Night A Fifteen-Year Old Girl's Modern Retelling of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream by Bridget O'Dwyer
  

Celtic Night A Fifteen-Year Old Girl's Modern Retelling of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Written by Bridget O'Dwyer
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Celtic Night A Fifteen-Year Old Girl's Modern Retelling of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream by Bridget O'Dwyer

A modern retelling of A Midsummer Night's Dream, this story of a 15-year-old American girl's experience studying abroad in the Irish countryside borrows elements from Irish folklore and escapist-fantasy fiction. Adjustment to life with an Irish family is hard at first, but she forges a bond with her new school friends when, late one night, they slip out into the surrounding woods and revel with fairy-like creatures at a magical wedding party. Real settings in Ireland provide the backdrop for the story, and the Shakespearean storyline serves well to depict an adolescent's breakthrough from outsider status to membership in an enchanted society.

Reviews

Has the brat-pack appeal of movies of the 1980s such as Pretty in Pink or Sixteen Candles , and should entertain its intended audience. -- Borrowers and Lenders, The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation

About the Author

Bridget O'Dwyer is a high-school senior who won the 2004 Fresh Writers Competition for this story inspired by a year spent in Ireland. She lives in Shaker Heights, Ohio.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
160 pages

Author

Bridget O'Dwyer
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Publisher

Holy Macro! Books

Publication date

1st March 2006

ISBN

9781932802948


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