why should students study shakespeare

why should students study shakespeare

  • Submitted By: cherine
  • Date Submitted: 01/21/2015 6:02 AM
  • Category: English
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Background info.
Shakespeare: to study or not to study?
William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England’s national poet and the “Bard of Avon”. He was born 26 April 1564 .He died April 23, 1616.There is very little we know about him but we hope that in the future we will know who the real Shakespeare is.
My name is Morgan and I am 12 years old; I have always enjoyed doing Shakespeare, I enjoy doing his plays. In year 5 I played in Twelfth Night and performed it at Newton Abbot College – it was an amazing experience. I liked learning about the language and the different words because I can go home and impress my family! Even though it’s difficult, it’s quite easy to understand after a while. I would like to learn a lot more about him and his plays.
There have been many debates over whether we should keep learning about Shakespeare and the things he wrote and the words he created. This is just one person’s opinion you may think differently. “I think we should keep studding him because it is good to see how people would have written. Although I think it is good to study him teachers make it boring to do. We should do more plays because it makes younger students have more fun, so they will remember it more and look forward to studying Shakespeare again.”

Why Study Shakespeare?
The Reasons Behind Shakespeare's Influence and Popularity
Ben Jonson anticipated Shakespeare dazzling future when he declared, "He was not of an age, but for all time!" in the preface to the First Folio. While most people know that Shakespeare is, in fact, the most popular dramatist and poet the Western world has ever produced, students new to his work often wonder why this is so. The following are the top four reasons why Shakespeare has stood the test of time.

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