READ Instead // 05

A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare || I should be honest and say that reading Shakespeare terrifies me. I'm afraid I'm going to get into one of his plays and have absolutely no idea what is going on. I've read Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth and a few others but it was always in a class. If I wasn't understanding it I could rely on class discussions and other things. So I was nervous trying it on my own. But I put on my big girl pants and picked a short one...   :/

I was a tad bit familiar with A Midsummer Night's Dream because of an exercise I remember doing in a theater class in high school. But overall it was new and I'm happy to say it went well. I understood it! Once you get into the rhythm of his writing, it's easier. Shakespeare has a very strange sense of humor, but I enjoyed it. I cannot even begin to pretend like I can analyze it and find all the cool symbols but that wasn't really my objective. Shakespeare, we good.


  1. I love Shakespeare. In the fall, I read one of his plays (Twelfth Night) on my own for the first time and it terrified me too, but I ended up loving it! I adore your "read instead" posts. Especially this one. It makes me want to curl up in bed with a good book.

  2. this has been on my netflix que for a while! i'm scared i'm going to have no idea what's going on when i watch it haha. but maybe i'll just take the plunge!
    some girl - a diary.


  3. I love reading Shakespeare, this is one of my favorites! So dreamy and fantastical.


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  4. "We good." haha! Loved that. This is encouraging, because reading classics like this can be so intimidating. It's true. I feel like meeting someone like Shakespeare would be interesting. It would probably be impossible to have a "normal" conversation with him, but I feel like you wouldn't be able to help but be fascinated and inspired. Just to pick his brain. That would be cool. Anyway, lovely post as usual.

  5. This is my favourite Shakespearean play. I acted out the part of Puck several years ago and fell in love with the story. Such a great tale of love and comedy and fantasy. I'm glad others are appreciating it too!