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SHAKESPEARE STUDIES

As I sat on a gorgeous Sunday morning mentally preparing for the start of classes in just 24 hours, I chanced upon Jessica Lander’s amazing essay, “Making Classics Matter” (Perspective, August 26). What a treat reading a teacher’s account of how she succeeds in making the study of William Shakespeare interesting to a group of sixth-graders. Lander’s creativity and her obvious enthusiasm for the task at hand are inspiring. As a public relations veteran teaching the next generation(s) of PR pros, I am often challenged to make my profession seem interesting enough so that students will devote their efforts to mastering the requirements. Sometimes I succeed, sometimes not. After reading “Making Classics Matter,” though, I am reinspired and looking forward to diving into the classroom again.

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