Okay, show of hands … who has read Shakespeare OUTSIDE of school required reading? Do you watch the plays? How about movies? Do you love him? Think he’s overrated?
I can’t say that I have read any Shakespeare outside of required reading but I have seen quite a lot of the film versions of his plays and even seen some of them performed live which is actually much better in my opinion.
It isn’t that I find them boring but it was the years of being forced to read them which has not made me actually want to pick up one for fun, to read for the sake of reading it, or because I want to read it.
Perhaps one day I will change my mind about this.