This week’s Literary Schrödinger Equation takes on Shakespeare’s play “A Midsummer’s Night Dream” which is, according to many, one of the most complicated of Shakespeare’s plays to explain. By stripping away the extraneous aspects of the play, it becomes very manageable and relatively easy to understand. In fact, some may think of it as the Elizabethan era’s version of the Keystone Kops.
So in a nutshell, this is what the play is about and that’s what happens. Now imagine it being performed as a black-and-white silent movie, and feel free to laugh heartily at the slapstick aspect of Shakespeare’s wit.
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