So, you just found out that your
class is going to study Shakespeare this semester. You start to panic! How can
you read all that "Old English"? You have heard that Shakespeare is
completely boring...how will you stay awake? Your teacher made claims that
Shakespeare is the greatest playwright of the English language...now you KNOW you are
doomed! But wait. You did love Leo and Claire in the 1996 movie of Romeo+Juliet.
You have even heard that there are a lot of bawdy jokes in Shakespeare's plays.
Maybe this won't be so bad after all!
Shakespeare 101 is a brief guide to help you get
started on your study of Shakespeare's plays. The guide is broken into the following sections:
Reading Shakespeare's Plays
Poetry & Unusual Word Arrangements
Omissions & Unusual Words
Sample Richard II Reading Log
Viewing Shakespeare's Plays
Shakespeare on the Web