by William Shakespeare
A Midsummer Night's Dream was a delightful and quick read for me. I loved the comedy and all of the characters, and the dialogue was quirky and fun as well. I also felt that the writing in this play was really simple and easy to understand when compared to many of Shakespeare's other works, so I would recommend this to people who are just starting to read Shakespeare.
The only thing that bothered me was that it seemed too short. Everything happened really fast, but I was hoping for more development. The super-fast way in which everything played out would probably be hilarious on stage, but it was a bit annoying when actually reading it.
Other than that, this is a classic! Definitely a must-read.
A question for all of you: I'm hoping to read a few more Shakespeare plays this summer (preferably shorter ones)... what do you recommend? I'm going to read King Lear in class next year, so I'm not going to bother reading that now. For now, I was thinking maybe Macbeth or Hamlet? I've also heard that The Taming of the Shrew and The Merchant of Venice are pretty good - so help me!