One of my kids is reading Julius Caesar in school, so here is the perfect opportunity to broaden my reading. I had a hard time reading Shakespeare in high school and college. I never could get the knack of understanding the verse and the vocabulary always discouraged me from trying. Unless you like deciphering clever puzzles, I think reading Shakespeare can be a struggle. So, in an act of support, I’m reading along with the high school class. Today I read Act I. Knowing the general story certainly helps and I am enjoying it a lot more this time. I did peek at some Spark Notes to help with the tough parts, but I’m appreciating Shakespeare’s great characters, plot and suspense a lot more than when I was a silly teenager.
I wonder if I’m the only one – what about you? Did you enjoy reading Shakespeare in school? Did you have trouble understanding it like I did? Leave a comment and let’s get a tally!
Check back soon for my review of this play about betrayal and Roman history.
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