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Teachers should 'ignore Shakespeare's boring scenes' - Telegraph

Teachers should 'ignore Shakespeare's boring scenes' - Telegraph | Drama | Scoop.it
Schools should stop teaching entire plays by Shakespeare to prevent children being forced to “grit their teeth” through the likes of Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet, a teachers’ leader has warned.
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In this article English is the subject area in question but regardless of this can you, as a drama student, explain your thoughts on "skipping the boring bits" and how this would affect interpretation of the play?   

 

How has a thorough study of Shakespeare benefitted you and your understanding of drama?

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Why is Shakespeare Important

Why is Shakespeare Important | Drama | Scoop.it
The following are our top four reasons why Shakespeare has stood the test of time.
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This scoop provides some they key reasons and some interesting facts regarding the reasons for the admiration bestowed on Shakespeare. Shakespeare’s influence stretches beyond his embellishment of the English language and one finds that many, if not most, forms of contemporary theatre are influenced directly or indirectly by his work. This Scoop may provide some insight as to why this is so. 

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