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    Re: Should Shakespeare still be taught in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglo-scot View Post
    I'd agree that at one fell swoop, there has been a sea change in attitudes to Shakespeare. We can no longer expect modern youth to be exceedingly well read. Ultimately, there's no rhyme nor reason why Shakespeare should be taught forever and a day, and it's high time things changed. I say good riddance to Shakespeare.
    How do you propose to teach an English literature class without including Shakespeare at least in passing?

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    Re: Should Shakespeare still be taught in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglo-scot View Post
    I'd agree that at one fell swoop, there has been a sea change in attitudes to Shakespeare. We can no longer expect modern youth to be exceedingly well read. Ultimately, there's no rhyme nor reason why Shakespeare should be taught forever and a day, and it's high time things changed. I say good riddance to Shakespeare.
    One of the top ten reasons I continue to work to send my grandchildren to private school. They are btw, well read.

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    Re: Should Shakespeare still be taught in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    he is a classic having many contributions to the world literature.what a pity for the teacher
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    Re: Should Shakespeare still be taught in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    Shakespeare's been dead for hundreds of years. I don't think there's anything more for him to learn in any mortal school.
    jesus is dead too.
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    Re: Should Shakespeare still be taught in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    We in America have Australian white women coming to America at 16 years old having dropped out of HS to become and emulate black American rappers and you seriously think "Shakespeare" holds any weight at all in our world today?



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    Re: Should Shakespeare still be taught in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    See? We wouldn't even have that line if we didn't study the Bard.
    to tell you the truth, without music, art, and literature, i don't see the point in much of anything else.

    The purpose of poetry is to tell us about life.

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    Re: Should Shakespeare still be taught in school?

    I think it should, I read both Hamlet and Macbeth and they are 2 very impressive books/plays. The wranglings of the royal court in Hamlet is comparable to how politics works in a lot of country, with deceit, lies and traps.
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    Re: Should Shakespeare still be taught in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    One of the top ten reasons I continue to work to send my grandchildren to private school. They are btw, well read.
    I shouldn't have to lay it on with a trowel, but if you expect Shakespeare to interest your grandchildren, then more fool you. I'd send all those private schoolteachers packing. I can't understand why some people think Shakespeare is the be-all and end-all.

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    Re: Should Shakespeare still be taught in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    to tell you the truth, without music, art, and literature, i don't see the point in much of anything else.

    The purpose of poetry is to tell us about life.

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    They do make the world a much more interesting and beautiful place, to be sure. Even the most primitive of peoples have their versions.

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    Re: Should Shakespeare still be taught in school?

    I don't think most people realize the impact Shakespeare has had on the English language. He invented hundreds upon hundreds of the words we use in everyday speaking. His work played a part in the language finally being formalized.

    To this day his work influences literature and music and cinema. He is as relevant as he ever was.

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