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"Eat dagger, old man!"
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0554  Monday, 12 June 2006

From: 		Joseph Egert <
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Date: 		Friday, 09 Jun 2006 19:31:12 +0000
Subject: 17.0539 "Eat dagger, old man!"
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0539 "Eat dagger, old man!"

Al Margery cites the Daily Mail bewailing the dumbing down of school 
Shakespeare "to capture children's interest."

Here's one solution from Groundling (with his permission) at the Google 
HLAS site:

"For a Shakespeare Renaissance among the youth, the Bard should be 
banned entirely and placed on an Index with criminal penalties 
attached... Make him subversive and his works forbidden. How the young 
will then ravin down his lines in the dark of night, their flashlights 
beaming, their minds illumined!"

Regards,
joe eGert

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