How now spirit, wither wander you?
Dream At Home
Home Learning Resources for A Midsummer Night's Dream
Welcome to 'Dream At Home'. This page is where you will find all of the home learning resources you'll need to explore Shakespeare's magical comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream.
It is designed to be used by pupils who are currently taking part in the Children's Shakespeare Festival 2021 "Ill Met By Moonlight" #CSFDream, but everyone is welcome to venture deep into the Athenian wood if they dare!
Here you will find links to the 5 home learning videos we've created as well as copies of the home learning tasks that you can download/ print at home, plus a few other links that we think you'll like!
If you have any problems accessing the materials please contact your teacher, or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org. There's also an introduction letter for grown ups here!
"The wood, a league without the town"
The first part of our home learning journey takes us to Ancient Greece, where preparations for a royal wedding are interrupted and a daughter faces a terrible dilemma!
Watch our Home Learning Video 1: The Forest Waits
"Thou speak'st aright:
I am that merry wanderer of the night!"
Now we're deep within the magical forest, the second part of our home learning journey introduces us to Puck, the shape-shifting servant of Oberon, king of the fairies.
Watch our Home Learning Video 2: Puck
Download Part 1 Home Learning Tasks as a PDF (right click and select 'Save Target As')
Download Part 2 Home Learning Tasks as a PDF (right click and select 'Save Target As')
"Ill met by moonlight, proud Titania"
The third part of our home learning journey explores the argument between King Oberon and Queen Titania that is changing the very weather itself!
Watch our Home Learning Video 3: Oberon and Ttiania
Download Part 3 Home Learning Tasks as a PDF (right click and select 'Save Target As')
"The course of true love never did run smooth"
In the fourth part of our home learning journey we find out more about the four young people who venture deep into the forest in the pursuit of love! Meet Hermia, Lysander, Helena and Demetrius - 'The Lovers'...
Watch our Home Learning Video 4: The Lovers
Download Part 4 Home Learning Tasks as a PDF (right click and select 'Save Target As')
"What homespun hemp's have we swaggering here?"
The fifth and final part of our home learning journey tells us more about 'The Mechanicals,' a group of villagers who are rehearsing a very special play in their spare time. But when they rehearse by moonlight in the magical forest they get much more than they bargained for!
Watch our Home Learning Video 5: The Mechanicals
Download Part 5 Home Learning Tasks as a PDF (right click and select 'Save Target As')
If we shadows have offended.
Think but this and all is mended.
That you have but slumbered here
Whilst these visions did appear.
And this weak and idle theme
No more yielding but a dream...
Give us your hands if we be friends
And Robin shall restore amends.
This is a really clever, short musical retelling of the story, giving the story a modern twist!
This is a beautifully told, much more in depth version of the story from the BBC's 'Shakespeare: The Animated Tales'