ERIC Number: EJ604632
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Shakespeare in the Classroom: An Elitist Pursuit?
English in Australia, n126 p6-9 Dec-Jan 1999-2000
Reminds readers what a deeply problematical exercise teaching Shakespeare can be. Describes teaching "Romeo and Juliet" to a mixed ability year 10 class. Argues that Shakespeare should not be obligatory in the secondary classroom; that there is no excuse for the elitist attitudes around Shakespeare; and that Shakespeare should be treated as a text like any other. (SR)
Descriptors: Classics (Literature), English Instruction, High Schools, Literature Appreciation, Reader Text Relationship, Reading Attitudes
Australian Association for the Teaching of English, P.O. Box 3203, Norwood, South Australia 5067. E-mail: email@example.com.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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