who knew that the bard could be funny? i laughed so hrad that i was starting to scare myself. ROMEO AND JULIET has never been my favorite play but now seeing it from juliet's nurses point of view, i love it! TWELFTH NIGHT is positively hilarious with toby belch's drunken ramblings in his letters. and my personal favorite, MACBETH is great written in a detective style. one can practically see Macbeth leaning back in a chair smoking a cigarette, in the streotypical style of detectives. i was actually mad at myself for finishing this book, i loved it so much! and bottoms drunken account of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM is what laughing is all about. so i advise you, shakespeare fans and those that just love parodies, to buy or at least read this book.