The Relevance of Shakespeare
Shakespeare, we are told by the self-appointed priests of the secular academy, is no longer relevant. His language is archaic and he, like the language he uses, should be seen as an archaism. He should still be studied by literary archaeologists, by those specialists who spend their time poring over dusty manuscripts in musty archives, but he should not be taught in the classroom. He has nothing to say to our progressing and progressive twenty-first century and we have nothing to learn from him. In fact, if he were alive today, we could probably teach him a thing or two.