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Ironic Contradictions

I'm a long time reader - since way back when I was seven. That makes it over three quarters of my life that I will be a reader for. But it is worth it. When I'm not reading or wasting my time online on here or Goodreads I'll be off playing video games, studying teaching and messing around with friends and pop culture. Or reading some more.
A Midsummer Night's Dream - William Shakespeare I so very much wanted to give this play a four star rating. But I guess I'll have to settle lower due to the weird nature of the plot. It certainly made me wonder what medications Shakespeare was on when he wrote the stage directions. I mean a man's head turning into a donkey's? The guys and girls changing their love swiftly because of a potion? It all seemed rather hallucinogenic to me...

However what did save this text from being totally weird and unreadable is the humour Shakespeare uses. He was a master of breaking up his plays with wit and comedy - particularly his tragedies - and here he uses his skills to turn what would otherwise be incredibly bizarre into a more intelligible read. The character of Puck is also brilliant I must randomly say. Brilliant. Brilliant. Brilliant.

I must confess that if you are a fan of Shakespeare that personally I found this play better suited to the stage. Whereas others he wrote can be perfectly understood in written form this makes a heck of a lot less sense. It's still of the quality one would expect from Shakespeare so if you enjoy him or want to explore more of his works by all means do so. Don't say I haven't warned you.