Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Happy Birthday, Will! Review of A Midsummer Night's Dream

Good Sirrahs and Mistresses, Tis the Bard's 449th birthday -- also feted as Talk Like Shakespeare Day. In honor of this momentous event, mayhaps you will indulge in Kim's review of one of the wordsmith's most beloved works: 

A Midsummer Night's Dream
by William Shakespeare [822.33 ShaP7]

A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of Shakespeare's best-loved comedies and for good reason! I recently re-read this classic in anticipation of attending a performance of the play at one of our local high schools. I had not read this play since college, so it struck me with renewed delight to read the "play within a play." Fairies, confused lovers and sprites abound in this tale where "all's well that ends well." What fools these mortals be! [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Much Ado About Nothing, or any of Shakespeare's other comedies.] -- recommended by Kim J. - Bennett Martin Public Library

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