A wonderfully fun and laughable tale, beautiful and all of the characters have that ‘jump off the page’ quality. I loved it and it is now, without a doubt, one of my favourite stories.
The plot was brilliant. My two favourite scenes were, firstly, that of the woods; when Demetruis and Lysander are under the fairy love spell and Helena thought that they, with Hermia, were making sport of her. It was actually laugh out loud funny. And the other part that got me giggling was when Snout the tinker acts as a wall in the play at the wedding ceremony:
“In this same interlude it doth befall
That I, one Snout by name, present a wall;
And such a wall, as I would have you think,
That had in it a crannied hole or chink,
Through which the lovers, Pyramus and Thisby,
Did whisper often very secretly.
This loam, this rough-cast and this stone doth show
That I am that same wall; the truth is so:
And this the cranny is, right and sinister,
Through which the fearful lovers are to whisper.”
The running commentary of ”The Mechanical’s’ play by the Duke, his fiance Hippolyta and the four lovers (primarily Lysander) was really great and you could visualize the banter.
What more can I say, a timeless classic. I would love to see the stage show. I give this a maximum rating of 10/10.