London Journal – Day 21 – Teaching Shakespeare

There is an article in The Guardian today that caught my eye. The
story is about the importance of starting to teach Shakespeare to
children at age 4 instead of waiting until teenage years. Here is my
favourite quote:

Michael Boyd, artistic director of the RSC, said: “Really, the right time to learn Shakespeare is when children are fearless, when they are used to trying out new language.

“That is very young children’s daily existence, new words aren’t a problem. You need to get them before they lose the habit of singing songs and have had the fairy dust shaken out of them.”
Teach children Shakespeare at four, says RSC | Theatre story | Arts

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