by Louise Carleton-Gertsch
Recently, I asked some 14-year-old German students to think of a word that summed up what they thought about Shakespeare. The results were fairly predictable: boring, long, difficult, old, although a few did actually say creative. In fact, the majority of students today (even natives!) see Shakespeare as someone they have to read, rather than someone they want to. But there are a great many ways we can make Shakespeare and his plays come alive, and even fun, for teens!