There’s this lovely website called “No Fear Shakespeare”. I started reading their side-by-side (Shakespeare’s text and a modern translation) text for The Tempest and found it to be non-simplistically, brain-candy enjoyable.
I say Hey! Take the Fear out of Shakespeare! Free Shakespeare for Everyone! And if this helps, I also say AMEN!
Check out The Tempest at http://nfs.sparknotes.com/tempest/.
What a Brave New World.
Susan Scot Fry