I hope this counts as it is literature, just not books - more plays.
Anyway, I was just wondering what everyone thinks about the works of Shakespeare?
Traditionally, here in the UK at least, theres this kind of "blah" feeling about Shakespeare, and a lot of anger at his works being compulsory in the School curiculum.
Does anyone think hes overrated? Or a genius, but out of our times?
Just thought I'd open up for debate :]
In my opinion, he was the greatest writer of all time. He invented the sit com, he created compelling images of love and jealousy, and he made the audience question life and death, in a time when death was just around the corner. The guy was a genius.
Anyone know Shakespeare invented the word excellent?