Having majored in English and History, I had to read a great deal. From medieval drivel to stuff from very long dead poets, to Shakespeare and Milton, then over to American writers. Took me hours every day to go through all the reading I had to do, leaving little time for pleasure reads.
Then, one day in an American lit class, I got to read Harvey. Even better, I saw the movie with Jimmy Stewart. In my opinion, it is the quintessential play with the quintessential actor and, or course, the quintessential pooka, Harvey.