A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of my favorite Shakespeare plays. So, when my daughters both announced that they are reading it in their middle school literature classes, I was thrilled! Unfortunately, they did not share my enthusiasm.
Since I’ve taken it upon myself to make Shakespeare as fun as possible, I ordered the film version on DVD, starring Kevin Kline and Michelle Pfeiffer, from Netflix.
Next, I dug out my old homework and searched for helpful notes to ease my daughters “suffering.”
In the process, I found a paper I’d written last semester and wanted to share it with my blog readers. I hope it motivates others to read between the lines of the plays; I found the process fascinating.
Disclaimer: this was my first attempt at Deconstruction, so bear with me!