135 Phrases coined by William Shakespeare
Phrases coined by William Shakespeare - meaning and origin.
yes. without doubt.
Don't be a grammar nazi - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Book 1 #7
exposure to a work by shakespeare would not seem to be an issueIf the goal is to get young people to read, write and communicate with clarity, forcing Shakespeare on them may not be the best route.
a steady diet of shakespeare would. there are too many wonderfully written books that have appeared since his time to focus on the bard's work while ignoring others
but then, while i loved to read, i hated english class
He's a bit dry, but a necessary read imo, the guy's one of the greatest writers in the history of the western world, a timeless man. This is a western nation, his legacy is of paramount importance -- everyone in this country should read at least one of his works. This whining about the classics annoys me, though it's not like I didn't do my fair share of it when I had just started my high school years (not that long ago by any means).
I hated Macbeth though.
"I am not among those who fear the people. They and not the rich, are our dependence for continued freedom." -- Thomas Jefferson, 1816 "[F]acts are before ideas." -- Mikhail Bakunin, 1882
On the other hand, I loved Julius Caesar, especially seeing it live. Boy's action. Good for 15 year olds.
Midsummer Night's Dream was weird at school and I am not sure I have got over it.
Teachers should grade their teaching material cautiously and use techniques for teaching foreign languages to make appreciation of Shakespeare achievable at a reasonable level for children.