I Am A Student Of English In Tunisia And I Was Wondering If It Is Normal To Be Bored When Reading Shakespeare
Could you tell us what exactly you are reading from Shakespeare?
Generally speaking, most of his dramas are not boring. The problem appears when we have to face his language. Indeed Shakespeare wrote in an old English version but if you find out for instance that thou= you, or hath = has, or thine =yours etc the list is a little bit long; then you will be able to understand him and not be bored. I always considered that before reading a book we should study the author's life, style, the period s/he lived etc as most of the times authors, when write a book, inspire from real life, the life when they lived. So, for instance, if you read Shakespeare, you can find out how the people of his times lived:their habbits, customs, interests etc
Teacher: Have you read Shakespeare?
Student: No, who wrote it?
By the way, did you know that some scholars claim that most of Shakespeare's playwrites were written, in fact, by somebody(ies) else? What is your opinion about that?
Hi Harry Smith,
I simply do not know what to say! It might be true or not. Who knows? (Shakespeare himself or God ) What I wanted to emphasize is that I am indignant at the fact that there are falsities even in art such as literature, painting, music etc. I am fed up with all these 'practicies'.