A Midsummer Night #nofilter - William Shakespeare, Brett Wright
As someone who not only studied this play, but was unfortunately cast as ('Mrs') Bottom in my college production (HA HA LET'S CAST THE MOST UNATTRACTIVE PERSON AS BOTTOM HA HA SO ORIGINAL) I know this text pretty well. I found this reinterpretation funny yet I disagreed on some basic points. In my version, Theseus and Hippolyta's wedding is not a happy affair, because Theseus has defeated the Amazons and is taking her by force.

That aside, I can only be criticising the great Bard himself when I say that even now, having been in the play, I still get confused between Hermia and Helena. Their names are just so similar that when I'm speed-reading it's easy to get confused!

I felt that this version was a little more light on the details and as such didn't work quite as well as the Macbeth version. It was still hilariously funny with the limit on emojis as with the Macbeth version.

I felt that this play was a little light on the details and would work better as a refresher for a seasoned Shakespeare reader, but perhaps not as an introduction to the text for a younger reader.
I received this book for free from Penguin Random House Australia in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.