This is definitely the easiest of the Shakespeare plays I have read, which is why I like it better than some. It also may have been made easier by the extensive notes included in my edition. The Barnes and Noble edition has essays as well as notes and glosses that made it easy to understand words and expressions that are no longer used. It isn't free, unlike some of the versions available for Nook, but it was well-worth the $4. Next time I read Shakespeare, I'll probably get an edition from the same series.