Shakespeare undoubtedly belongs on the Mount Rushmore of authors that classical educators most highly esteem. Other than Homer, and maybe Virgil, what author could possible bump the Bard from such a sculpture? Given that, we classical educators rightly feel the need to give our students a healthy dose of his canon. But that’s easier said […]
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As the school year comes to a close many of us are faced with sending high school graduates off into the wide world. The young people in whom we have invested so much time and energy will soon be on their own, more or less. Most of these young people will head off to college.
So chances are good that sometime during this Holiday season you will be watching a Christmas movie. Or ten. You’ll be snuggled up around the fire with one of those giant popcorn tins at your feet, egg nog in hand, and you’ll watch the likes of It’s A Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story, and Miracle
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There are some obvious choices, of course: The Hamlets and Beatrices and Falstaffs and Prosperos. And you wouldn’t be wrong to choose any of these. But there are also many wonderful characters who are lesser known or are secondary characters. What about you, who is your favorite Shakespeare character?