Sunday, February 19, 2012

Why Romeo and Juliet?

My 9th grade son is getting his first exposure to Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet. Same way I was first exposed to Shakespeare. And he is having the same reaction I had--not engaged.

Why oh why does the education establishment keep doing the same, unproductive thing. Can you imagine a Shakespeare play less appealing to a 9th grade male than that one?? There are so many better choices--Othello, perhaps?

No comments:

Post a Comment