Teaching Romeo and Juliet in Catholic Schools

Posted August 10, 2018 7:08 pm by Peter Tapsak

Teaching Romeo and Juliet in Catholic Schools

Teaching Romeo and Juliet in Catholic Schools
Romeo and Juliet is not the only Shakespeare play that the modern world, modern critics and modern teachers get wrong. Truth be told, Shakespeare abuse is rampant. Just about every play is being mistaught and misrepresented. Romeo and Juliet is, however, taught more often than most, probably more often than any other of the Bard’s plays, except perhaps Julius Caesar. It is, therefore, abused more often, with disastrous consequences, not just on our understanding of the play but on the moral outlook of the numerous high school students who are mistaught it every year.
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