“the majority of kids just aren’t up to deciphering the archaic language, plot twists and long set-ups. ”
HUMMMMM…Isn’t that the TEACHERS job?
From UPI. This is something my kids would have come up with ……
LONDON, May 4 (UPI) — Shakespeare might be easier for school kids to handle if lessons focus on the better scenes,
Studying the bard’s works from beginning to end is more appropriate for college English majors while the majority of kids just aren’t up to deciphering the archaic language, plot twists and long set-ups.
Britain’s The Daily Telegraph said Bousted made her point in the Times Educational Supplement, proposing teachers concentrate on memorable and pivotal scenes from selected plays rather than plowing through the entire script.
She cited “Macbeth” and “Romeo and Juliet” as classic Shakespeare plays that get off to slow starts and can lose the attention of students.
“Don’t start at the beginning,” Bousted suggested. “Taking inspiration from film trailers, give novice Shakespeare readers a taste of the most highly dramatic scenes…
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