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How can you take a Shakespeare class and NOT talk about Romeo and Juliet?

So I’m taking a Context in Writing and a Shakespeare class this term. The Context in Writing class I think is going to be amazing.

I go check the syllabus for the Shakespeare class and there’s no reading of Romeo and Juliet. What the crap? How in the crap do you teach Shakespeare and not talk about Romeo and Juliet? How is this even a thing?

After talking to my advisor about it, he says, “My guess is because you learned that in high school.” I learned Hamlet, Macbeth, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Twelfth Night, etc in high school too. Or maybe that was just me? I love Shakespeare, so maybe that was me on my own?



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