Saturday, February 19, 2011

Do educated people need to read Shakespeare?

I like Shakespeare, but I don't think you should have to read it to understand a newspaper. Writers shouldn't expect a reader to understand a sentence like this:
Being awestruck at "Halo" does not entail awe any more than "grieving" for Cordelia entails grief. 
The review is otherwise interesting throughout. But I have a hard time getting over the obscure Shakespeare reference and the implication the writer is a snob.

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