What is Shakespeare's most over-rated play? How did he spend his money? Those and other questions are answered in this article from the Times of London. My favorite question: "Why are Shakespeare's jokes so bad?"
Meanwhile, how is your reading of Midsummer going? Last summer, the Illinois Shakespeare Festival did a version in which everyone spoke in heavy Southern accents. It was hilarious, but now those accents are banging around in my brain as I read the play. Very strange!