William Shakespeare's plays are more than 400 years old, yet they're still required reading in American high schools and universities. Literary scholars consider Shakespeare the greatest writer in the history of the English language. But Shakespearean language is antiquated, tough to read, and many students dread slogging through it. Some of the plays are just bad. Brilliant authors like Leo Tolstoy and George Bernard Shaw actually loathed the Bard's work. Is Shakespeare overrated? 🎭
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