Before reading my first Shakespeare:
Teacher: You're going to read Romeo and Juliet now.
Me: Oh, great. A romance about an air-headed girl who ends up killing herself. *prepares for hours of boredom*
Teacher: Wasn't that lovely?
Class: *blank stare*
Me: NO WAY! THAT WAS AMAZING! GIVE ME MORE!
After watching Romeo and Juliet movie:
Teacher: *pauses video to show us how attractive Leonardo diCaprio is...I'm not joking*
Boys: Guns! Yay!
Girls: Leonardo! *faint*
Me: What is this madness?
After reading Romeo and Juliet, I wanted to read some more Shakespeare. Then I discovered that I could get it for free on my iPod. Awesome? Of course.
I liked A Midsummer Night's Dream more than R&J. First, it was funny. I should start insulting people by calling them acorns. And besides, only Shakespeare could write a whole rhyming monologue about how one guy is playing a wall.
But mostly, I love the language. Love. It. It's so poetic and awesome. I really, really wish I could write like that. I love poetry, and I love the rhyme. I really enjoy how people just randomly start speaking in poetry during the play. I wish people did that in real life. I love the old-fashioned language, too. Why don't we use these cool words anymore?
Overall, this was great. I loved it. It was wonderfully poetic, with a great plot. And humor. I know this is a horribly one-sided review that only touches on some things, but...oh well. Forgive me. Shakespeare is officially one of my favorite authors now. And for once, I actually liked a story with fairies.