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Magic, love spells, and an enchanted wood provide the materials for one of Shakespeare’s most delightful comedies. When four young lovers, fleeing the Athenian law and their own mismatched rivalries, take to the forest of Athens, their lives become entangled with a feud between the King and Queen of the Fairies. Some Athenian tradesmen, rehearsing a play for the forthcoming wedding of Duke Theseus and his bride, Hippolyta, unintentionally add to the hilarity. The result is a marvelous mix-up of desire and enchantment, merriment and farce, all touched by Shakespeare’s inimitable vision of the intriguing relationship between art and life, dreams and the waking world.
For enjoying reading as much as I do and for having read a fair amount, it is a little disconcerting to admit that this was my first introduction to Shakespeare. Phew, I said it. (This year was also the first time I’d tasted cotton candy.) And while I’m in confession mode, I might as well come out and say that I didn’t love (ok, ok, … or even really like) Shakespeare. It was fine. It was a different writing style. I was pleased to find that I understood it. But other than that ….? I only hope my confession hasn’t caused you to shake your head in disillusionment, or made you alert the book police to come take my “book lover” badge away and call me a fraud. Maybe I’ll enjoy the next book I’m starting of his, Romeo and Juliet. We shall see.
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