_clayr_ My kids working on project to answer the question Why Shakespeare? Hope to collect as many thoughts as possible. Please RT. #whyshakespeareAt that point, it just took off. Some of my favorites were:
Once you understand the language, his characters are among the most relevant of any in literatureFrom @nothingfuture
Because he wrote about the human condition, which is still (& always) relevant. If you're human.
Because he's able to say the most low-brow things in the most high-brow way.
One word is all you really need here: GroundlingsFrom @findingdulcinea
Richard Nixon as Richard II, O.J. Simpson as Othello. Even Steven Spielberg admits Shakespeare just about said it all.
And the last from @mikelomo
Top Three reasons for #whyshakespeare: Words, Words, Words
But my favorite was @Shakespeare4kid
Because he gave us so many great insults to use!
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