I am wondering if in your opinion the mandatory nature of studying Shakespeare in high school has caused more students to be interested in studying his work further or has it alienate many perspective students and scared them away from further courses containing Shakespeare?
Canada is a very inclusive country that is sensitive to the religious beliefs of all cultures. In the school system, the government tends to remove things from schools that are Christian based that may offend other cultures (saying Merry Christmas for example). Since Shakespeare is very Christian oriented, do you think Shakespeare’s plays will eventually be removed from the high school curriculum in order to not offend other cultures? Or perhaps they could be re-written to accommodate all religious beliefs. If this was done, what kind of an impact do you think it would have on the meaning and interpretations of the text?