Posted on August 21, 2023 at 10:44 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Whether or not someone has read or seen William Shakespeare's works, they've heard of him and likely have formed an opinion of him.
Two recent posts on our literary blogs address — and perhaps argue against — some of those opinions.
At BookRiot, R. Nassor explains why Shakespeare isn't actually fancy, contrary to the perception of him as highbrow.
And in the New York Times, actor John Douglas Thompson reviews a book that examines race and racism in his works — but rest easy; The Great White Bard by Farah Karim-Cooper doesn't call for any cancellations.
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