March 5th, 2017 → 5:37 am @ // No Comments

“…the whining school-boy with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school.”  – As You Like It

Shakespeare is apparently more popular in the rest of the world, than he is in the UK, a recent study finds.  Apparently that is because the way Shakespeare is taught in the UK (and many other English speaking nations) kills it for most people.  How sad!  Though I do kind of understand.  I didn’t love Shakespeare when I was first exposed to his works in middle school.  My love only came much later.  At the same time, I have always assumed that early exposure planted the seed; that I might not have grown to love Shakespeare now, had I not been force-fed him earlier.  Who knows.  Either way, I am glad the bug finally bit, and I feel kinda bad for others who never grew to appreciate the taste of the fruit.

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