By Bridget O'Dwyer
A contemporary retelling of A Midsummer Night's Dream, this tale of a 15-year-old American girl's adventure learning out of the country within the Irish nation-state borrows parts from Irish folklore and escapist-fantasy fiction. Adjustment to existence with an Irish relations is difficult firstly, yet she forges a bond along with her new tuition neighbors while, overdue one evening, they slip out into the encircling woods and revel with fairy-like creatures at a paranormal marriage ceremony social gathering. genuine settings in eire give you the backdrop for the tale, and the Shakespearean storyline serves good to depict an adolescent's step forward from outsider prestige to club in an enchanted society.
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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
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