From a Comment I Left at Sandra Dodd’s Today

23 03 2008

“. . .Always-unschooled Favorite Daughter turned 18 this week and her favorite family gifts were (as usual) books. Shakespeare-themed books this birthday, because she’s recently set her sights on life as a poet and English professor — her favorite so far is the scholarly yet VERY un-schooly, “Filthy Shakespeare: Shakespeare’s Most Outrageous Sexual Puns” by Pauline Kiernan.

It tickles me to imagine what schoolbook snobs would think if they loved Shakespeare as she does, for what he really wrote rather than what school taught them to believe he wrote . . .”



2 responses

24 03 2008

Love it! My 9-year-old took a Shakespeare class for homeschoolers last fall. In one meeting, the class leader gave the kids a handout of Shakespearean insults. Needless to say, it was a hit.

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