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A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer Night's Dream | William Shakespeare
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CoffeeNBooks
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great cover 💛💫 2mo
Eggs Love this play 🧚🏻‍♀️ 2mo
CoffeeNBooks @Eggs This is my 2nd favorite Shakespeare play! 2mo
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Eggs @CoffeeNBooks What‘s your #1 favorite? 1mo
CoffeeNBooks @Eggs Macbeth 1mo
CoffeeNBooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs I just realized it said Summer Sport for yesterday, not just Summer 🤣 oops! 😁 1mo
Eggs @CoffeeNBooks No worries 😉 1mo
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lauraisntwilder
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My son has been assigned Shakespeare for the first time. 🤎 I decided we needed to read outside with fairy lights. My husband and I read from these two copies of mine from college, while my son read his parts from his copy from school. We had snacks and the weather was lovely. I can't wait to start Act 2 and meet Puck again.

Ruthiella What a wonderful family activity! 😃 3mo
Clare-Dragonfly How lovely! 3mo
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Kitta
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“What‘s the oldest book you‘ve read by publication date?” ~ @BookmarkTavern

I had to look this one up on my trusty goodreads stats page and the oldest book I‘ve read written in English is A Midsummer Nights Dream by Shakespeare.

I‘ve also read Tao Te Ching which was published in 401 but I read a 1997 translation so that doesn‘t count.

It‘s funny you can see when I started keeping track of the books I read and see the pub year increase. 🤓

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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1. My daughter discovered that she could still control our upstairs stereo with an app on her phone after she moved to CA (we‘re in TX). While my husband and I were downstairs, she turned on the stereo upstairs and cranked the volume up and down while it played “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” by Tiny Tim (Insidious)! My husband‘s face!! I professed ignorance but couldn‘t help laughing as we crept up the stairs!
2. Puck, the quintessential prankster!

Susanita That‘s funny!😆😆 5mo
TheSpineView That's so funny!🤣🤣🤣 5mo
Texreader Hilarious!! 5mo
peaKnit That‘s a good one!! 5mo
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Eggs
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“For you, in my respect, are all the world.
Then how can it be said I am alone
When all the world is here to look on me?”

#Dream

#NewYearNewBooks

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfection 💙 6mo
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lynneamch
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--Queen of the #Fairies Titania from William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Yes please! I've loved it every time I've seen it, especially outdoors as the sun sets. #NewYearNewBooks @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Great choice! I loved it as a ballet performance too🩵 6mo
kspenmoll We have Shakespeare on the lawn on summer evenings- last summer it was a midsummer‘s night dream. It was lovely. (edited) 6mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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#NewYearNewBooks #Fairies One of my favorite Shakespeare plays!
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

lynneamch Couldn't think of anything more perfect. Beautiful cover. 😍 6mo
Eggs Brilliant 🧚🏻‍♀️🩵🧚 6mo
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Deblovestoread
A Midsummer Night's Dream | William Shakespeare
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First readathon day:

Audiobooks while putting together my Lego centerpiece. I have not played with Legos since my son was little (he‘s almost 40) and really enjoyed it! Listened to a full cast version of the tagged book in preparation for the Oregon symphony performance tomorrow and about 3/4 of the way through The Star My Destination for #ClassicLSFBC.

Really great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Now rooting for the Beavers. 🦫

Bookwormjillk That‘s amazing 🤩 8mo
AnnR Wow, Legos are way more sophisticated now. Nice! 8mo
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mdemanatee
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A little over a decade later, thanks to a friend and the Newberry Library collection, I‘ve had the pleasure of seeing (and touching!) my second first folio.

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Theseus

Now, fair Hippolyta, our nuptial hour
Draws on apace; four happy days bring in
Another moon; but, oh, methinks, how slow
This old moon wanes! she lingers my desires,
Like to a step-dame or a dowager,
Long withering out a young man‘s revenue.
#AMidsummerNightsDream #WilliamShakespeare #firstline #openingline #book #books #bookshelf #bookshelves #Classics #Plays #Fiction #Fantasy #Drama #School #Romance #Theatre #Literature #Poetry 🖤🖤🖤🖤

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ImperfectCJ
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I struggle with imposter syndrome a bit after coming to this teaching gig relatively late in life and via an unconventional path, but on nights like tonight when I came home from teaching a class on humor in Shakespeare during which we all laughed so hard my face is sore, I feel like I might not be too bad at this job after all.

Ruthiella You go girl! 👏👏👏 1y
TiredLibrarian Wish I could have sat in on this class! 1y
MaureenMc 👏👏👏 1y
dabbe @TiredLibrarian #ditto! 🤣🤩🤗 1y
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LiseWorks
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Eggs Perfect 💙💍🤍 1y
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VioletMoonBooks
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Bklover That would be me. New notebooks? I‘m there! 1y
RaeLovesToRead Seems legit 1y
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VioletMoonBooks
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Therewillbebooks
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New episode is up and out! We go in depth on William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. There's a lot of depth to this seemingly fluffy and "silly" play. We also discuss possible modern adaptations. Enjoy!

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5gNg0nv8j6f21UXM39ScNo?si=NnIdKva3SnCL-Y8olU5px...

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Therewillbebooks
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After so many episodes it might be surprising to know we have not done a Shakespeare episode, we change that tonight! We dive into A Midsummer Night's Dream, discuss theories on the play, our history, and experiences with it and a whole lot more. Enjoy!

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5gNg0nv8j6f21UXM39ScNo

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GatheringBooks
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TheSpineView Excellent! Love Shakespeare 2y
fredamans I also chose this poem. He is one of the greats!! 2y
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Therewillbebooks
A Midsummer-night's Dream | William Shakespeare
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Just released episode 100 of There Will Be Books! Thanks to those who listen and/or engage with these posts. Pictured below are all of the books we've covered over the past few years. Thanks again and enjoy!

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2ziia0rp36roo6TY6LNndG?si=UuJRF8jVQZG5S_uYrcMud...

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melissajayne
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On Saturday, I went to my favourite Shakespeare festival since early July 2019. Other than the last couple of years and one other year I didn‘t go, I have gone to this festival since I was 13 (I‘m 42). I went with a friend of mine and had a wonderful time. Weather wasn‘t great, but it wasn‘t horrible. #litevents #shakespeare #shakespearefestival

Sparklemn I'm so jealous. I'd love to go to a Shakespeare festival! I went to a small community theater staging of Midsummer Night's Dream today and it was fantastic.
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melissajayne @Sparklemn I feel very fortunate that I live in an area that has this; it‘s my favourite thing to do in summer months. 2y
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JohnLAndBenji
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A fun love story where fairies interfere with lovers and their friends. It was quite enjoyable.

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Readergrrl
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I sent off my #SpookySummerSwap package today to @Nessavamusic It should be there in a few days!

Nessavamusic Yay! 2y
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KristiAhlers
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I have now officially read everything this man wrote. I think this one is my favorite. Years ago when I read all of the other plays (AP English class teacher who only thought the bard was worth teaching) loved all his work but this one. Color me confused by that. Anyhow another classic has been read by me this year #theclassics

peanutnine This is my favorite of his as well! I can't believe your teacher taught them all but this one, how strange! 2y
KristiAhlers @peanutnine right? The guy was so weird. He‘d eat granola bars and get so worked up he‘d spray anyone dumb enough to sit in the front row. Needless to say we all tried to cram into the back of the classroom 2y
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vivastory
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#NationalPoetryMonth Day 14: No question about it, Macbeth is my favorite poetic work that I have read so far by the Bard. Yet, I have been deeply moved by several other plays & characters, most recently it was Puck in Midsummer Night's Dream. One of my favorite passages was his final speech which in a way operates as an optimistic version of Macbeth's,

vivastory “Life‘s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage,& then is heard no more.“ 2y
Branwen 👏👏👏 2y
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wanderinglynn
Midsummer Night's Dream | William Shakespeare
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I‘m counting down to the start of #WyrdAndWonder and this week‘s post includes my Top 5 Forest Fantasy Reads + my forest fantasy TBR.

http://wanderinglynn.com/2022/04/14/countdown-3-top-5-forest-fantasy-reads/

What forest fantasy books have you read or are on your list?

imyril Ooooooh excellent choices! 2y
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wanderinglynn @AllDebooks 👍🏻 it‘s so good!!! 2y
AllDebooks I have The book of lost things too and read A monster calls, which is fantastic, made me cry 2y
WJCintron A Monster Calls is a great book, but the movie is AMAZING! They changed some stuff, but it made me cry a LOT. The book didn't made me cry, though. Hope you like it. I LOVE Patrick Ness and he is SO NICE in social media. Have a great week!
2y
wanderinglynn @WJCintron I haven‘t seen the movie. I loved the book. 2y
WJCintron @wanderinglynn Awesome!! If you want to watch it, you need to prepare for it. You'll need some tissues. My son and I cried non-stop!! Patrick Ness wrote the script! 2y
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Madelpadel
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"Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind."

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SRWCF 🤣🤣🤣 2y
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ravenlee
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I‘m sadly lacking in Shakespeare, so I‘m slowly working on that. Hubby said I must have paid by the pound for this book 😆

Familiar story but beautifully told. When kiddo was four I took her to this ballet, and she was mesmerized. We won a raffle for a beautifully costumed AG-type doll, and kiddo named her Titania. Hard to believe I‘d never read a play we love so well in other forms.

TiredLibrarian That's a fun one. I remember seeing an outdoor production at our local art/community center, which is a great setting for that one!
3y
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Ast_Arslan
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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@Eggs
#JulyJourneys

Day 26 - #Stageplay

This is the only stage play that I will always love ❤ (even if it's not 'real' because part of a wonderful movie)

witchyreader13 My favorite Shakespeare is Much Ado About Nothing. The Disney company made a movie out of it in the 90's with Emma Thompson that I absolutely love. 3y
Eggs ❤️Shakespeare ❤️ 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👍🏻❤️🙌🏻 3y
Ast_Arslan @abooknerdsparadise I still have to read Much Ado Abouth Nothing... I also guess I've missed the movie 🤔 I will check, I love Emma ❤ 3y
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peanutnine
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Day 28 #MayCharacters
Prompt: Mischievous

Puck creates so much extra mischief and confusion with the Athenian lovers. He's my favorite character from my favorite Shakespeare play and I was so happy I got to play the part in my college production. It was so fun!

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Aaah!!! He‘s my fav from my fav Shakespeare play too! 🥰❤️ 3y
Eggs My favorite play❣️🙌🏻 Great choice 👍🏼 3y
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Tattooedteacher
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Day 24 #oppositeday Prompt: Nightmare

One of my favorite Shakespeare plays.

CoffeeNBooks This is one of my favorite Shakespeare plays also! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty ❤️❤️ 3y
TheKidUpstairs 💜📚 (aah! I went searching for a donkey head emoji, no luck! 3y
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Tattooedteacher @CoffeeNBooks I‘ve seen it at community Theaters and High School Performances. Did you know this was the play performed in Dead Poets Society? One of the young men wanted to be in the play and his father adamantly disagreed. 3y
CoffeeNBooks @Tattooedteacher It's been so long since I've seen Dead Poets Society that I didn't remember that! 3y
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peanutnine
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@AkashaVampie just got herself a book tattoo and asked me to share mine!
I forgot that I technically have 2, since the quote on my arm is from my favorite Shakespeare play. I feel like it describes me pretty well
My most recent is the open book on my back. In my head I call it "books are magic" ✨✨
I designed the open book and pages, the tattoo artist did the coloring based on a vague description I gave him lol

#booktattoo ?

AkashaVampie Thanks for showing me. I love the colors on ur back. I think in the future I will get more but will space them out since its a lot of money and it hurts (haha). It will give me time to really think of what I want. Next one is going to be a family one with hubby and sons names on them. 3y
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haileybean
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I forgot how much I giggled at this play. I giggled with the maturity I‘m capable of at the moment when Lysander tells Demetrius “oh, you love her dad? Then you marry him!” #shakespeare #amidsummernightsdream #readingplays

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MatchlessMarie
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This was also great play for Shakespearean insults, but I think this is one of my favorite quotes that I will undoubtedly be returning to next month 😅

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VioletMoonBooks
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Now, fair Hippolyta, our nuptial hour
Draws on apace; four happy days bring in
Another moon; but, oh, methinks, how slow
This old moon wanes! she lingers my desires,
Like to a step-dame or a dowager,
Long withering out a young man‘s revenue.
#AMidsummerNightsDream #WilliamShakespeare #firstline #openingline #book #books #bookshelf #bookshelves #bookshelfie #bookshelfies #shelfie #shelfies #bookstack #Classics #Plays #Fiction #Drama #Fantasy 🖤🖤🖤

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MatchlessMarie
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I haven‘t updated my #BookSpinBingo card in a bit, but I finished my #DoubleSpin yesterday (twice) because I was listening to the audio as I was reading along through Serial Reader. This is one way to pick up on errors in SR btw lol I filled up all my free spaces with some books from doing virtual learning with my kid when he was in quarantine. In fact 6 more but I ran out of free spaces 😂

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 3y
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Dogearedcopy
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I‘m definitely going down a rabbit hole of background reading! Before I listen to the next section of the Sandman audiobook, I‘m re-reading the comics and; for Vol 3, ‘Dream Country‘, I feel compelled to re-read Shakespeare‘s play!

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I think this quote sums me up well. Sometimes people think they can walk all over you because you‘re little. Nope!
#WilliamShakespeare

TrishB My sister brought me this quote on a necklace ♥️ 4y
OriginalCyn620 I was thinking of getting a bracelet with this quote @TrishB! 4y
Mrs_B I have this quote framed on my dressing room wall! 4y
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Cosmos_Moon
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7/18 - worst

#quotsyjuly20 @TK-421

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vivastory
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Mistaken identity & the madness of love are the two big themes of this comedy. There's also a lot of great poetry in it & some of the comedy still really delivers. The most interesting conceit for me is to be found in the final speech, delivered by Puck in which theatre is compared to a dream. One of the more memorable closing speeches in a Shakespeare. Overall not one of my favorite works by him but I will always remember certain aspects.

802Librarian I *just* finished watching this, it‘s excellent! 4y
vivastory @NHLibrarian Good, I'm glad to hear it! 4y
AvidReader25 I‘ve watched the first half of the National Theatre performance! 4y
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CoffeeNBooks
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Eggs Summer night dreams are the best❣️📚👏🏻 4y
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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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#MagicalMay #Dreams

Dreams can lead to complications . . .

Eggs Oh of course! A lovely choice 👏🏻👏🏻 4y
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VioletMoonBooks
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mydearwatson So cool. 4y
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reading_rainbow
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wanderinglynn One of my favorite Shakespeare plays 💜 4y
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okthislooksbad
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I'm on a Shakespeare-roll and this was delightful. A bit crowded, but I've never seen the play and I'm thinking it might work better in that medium than in written form. Still great. #readathon

Lucy_Anywhere It's a fab play! And it works especially well outdoors 4y
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okthislooksbad
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More Shakespeare, more snacks!

#readathon

Nute The best snack ever! 4y
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CaseyMoore
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“That the rude sea grew civil at her song.” Another piece from Shakespeare about the sea that I love.

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AllieLovesBooks
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I‘ve read almost half of Shakespeare‘s plays and these two are my favorites! They both have elements of fantasy, magic, and a dream-like environment while also being beautifully written works of literature by William Shakespeare. 💚💙#BillShakespeare #Shakespeare #fantasy #bestescape

wanderinglynn Midsummer‘s is one of my faves too. 👍🏻👍🏻 4y
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