He uses timeless themes and emotions in his stories that are still relevant today, he explains his characters point of views, their struggles and reasons without being judgemental his stories are shakespeare's plays send out messages like 'to be or not to be' this is a famous quote from hamlet and sends out a message. This was not the first time this has happened julius caesar has been interpreted through many instances of political conflict the underlying message of the play is one of fighting for democracy, even through wildly undemocratic means stephen greenblatt, a shakespearean scholar, said to the new york. I am privileged i teach five shakespeare plays a year before you groan and recall your days of difficult plots and language, remember that 400 years on from his death, he is still relevant but not so according to professor john hattie, chair of the board of the australian institute for teaching and school. It's amazing, don't you think shakespeare is more popular today than he has been at any point since his death four centuries ago (there are no hard-and-fast stats to actually prove it, but the scholars to whom i have spoken all agree it is the case) the internet has played its part in the brand bard. I just don't see what shakespeare's got to do with the lives of my students the playwright ben jonson (1572-1637) said of shakespeare: 'he was not of an age but for all time', an appraisal i wholeheartedly agree with if we want our learners to engage with shakespeare's work, we need to show them how relevant it is to. Believe that shakespeare in the classroom is relevant and useful in helping young people reflect on contemporary issues and dilemmas (rsc education, 2011) according to the literature, the most prevalent teaching approaches in the classroom remain the traditional, desk-bound ones that do not actively involve students. There has recently been some debate about whether shakespeare is still relevant, and i think that it is this is an essay that i wrote explaining why i think shakespeare is relevant today enjoy teachers have been seriously debating about whether or not william shakespeare's work should still be part of a. All the no points: freedom of teachers to teach what they want shakespeare is too advanced shakespeare isn't the best poet ever why shakespeare anyone who reads shakespeare and then observes modern day britain, with no prior knowledge of the historial relevance, would not see any link, and who could.
Da mp and basic education spokesman gavin davis said on sunday the party supported a rich, diverse english literature curriculum relevant to the south african any review must take into account the development of the canon and there is no question that shakespeare is foundational, davis said. And yet there are many who will not be joining the party indeed there are many who won't even see the point of the party shakespeare, we are told, is no longer relevant his language is archaic and he, like the language he uses, should be seen as an archaism he should still be studied by literary. The actress said that pupils should be introduced to the bard through live performance or cinema rather than the texts of his plays “honestly, i don't think kids should be made to read shakespeare at all,” she said “i think children's very first experience of shakespeare should always be in performance.
Truly, forcing students to do something in which they have so little interest will most probably result in students not reading or contemplating—the main goal of english—the books at all on the other hand, reading more of the modern equivalent of shakespeare will not only acclimate students to the literature. For me the problem is not relevance but accessibility if you adopt the view: “i am a human being, therefore nothing that is human can be alien to me”, then of course shakespeare's plays are – or can be made – relevant but doing so requires teacherly skills and knowledge that cannot be assumed or taken. The idea of not teaching shakespeare works — with their insights into the human condition — is anathema to many english teachers but not all of them some wish so i ask, why not teach the oral tradition out of africa, which includes an equally relevant commentary on human behavior why not teach. How relevant is shakespeare in sa's english literature which is written in a manner that no one speaks today.
His fellow playwright and friend ben jonson described shakespeare as “not of an age, but for all time” when we think of romance, we think of romeo and juliet when we think of the dangers of ambition or of ruthlessness in politics, we think of macbeth and richard iii when a comical mix-up takes place. The point about shakespeare is he still speaks to audiences today why then is the teaching of shakespeare not explicit in the australian curriculum, whereas indigenous and asian literature is this is denying children the opportunity to discover the bard not relevant too hard not really the merchant.
There's a lot of phraseology that we encounter day to day that is directly taken from shakespeare's work that really matters shakespeare is not so much dead “stuff”, it's very much alive and in our schools we need to keep reoxygenating it not just by using the phrases and the words but by having an awareness of where. Is shakespeare relevant today ask the first person you meet in the street, what comes into your mind when i say shakespeare and there's a good chance they' ll quote the famous line to be or not to be - words spoken by a young man, traumatised by his father's death, and so unhappy that he's. 'to be or not to be” that is the question that has passed over the lips of countless actors playing hamlet in the last four centuries on stage and screen it's also a question that people in almost every country and in any language know quite well we can thank playwright william shakespeare, whose reach. That's more than i can say for dana dusbiber ms dusbiber is a teacher at luther burbank high school in sacramento, calif, and she is done with shakespeare she penned an essay, published in the washington post this weekend, making the case that shakespeare should not be taught in high school.
Abstract this paper explores the arguments surrounding shakespeare's place in the classroom amid recent changes to the national curriculum first, it will explore arguments suggesting that the works of william shakespeare are not relevant to the lives of young people today: as a result, the compulsory study of.
Shakespeare wrote to put money in his pocket, food on the table and fire in the bellies of his audiences, not strike modern teenagers with fear most of shakespeare's audiences were illiterate his words were chosen to be spoken or heard, not to be read and deadened behind a desk – they wither when. Played caliban in the tempest linfield theatre shakespeare is still relevant today for many reasons his plays and poems teach society how to not only love, dream and hate all at the same time, but they're also used as a message i say this after having a firsthand experience in the tempest directed by janet gupton. To teach shakespeare or not to teach shakespeare school boards are reigniting the debate over the some educators are questioning shakespeare's relevance in the classroom, but his defenders argue his work is at the root of english storytelling (dylan martinez/reuters) listen19:25 read story.