Modernity of the Bard

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Who can reach the young generations with a powerful and positive message, with valuable lessons in language and life? Caregivers? Parents? Teachers? It happens that one of the most skilled role-model,still fashionable,  was probably born in 1564. He was a poet, a writer, regarded as one of the greatest creative minds of all times, and his name still gives us thrills. Shakespeare might be the remedy for students who are interested in social network chats and in shortcuts of text messaging, but rather unaware of the facts of life and much poorer in vocabulary (but who isn’t?). And, why not, discovering this author might be an occasion to uncover the hidden and tricky secrets of the Bard’s language: he used to disguise dirty puns in his plays, maliciously, only for the matures to understand. Another feature that can complete students’ understanding: the lesson in life given by Macbeth or Romeo and Juliet, can go together with an analysis of Shakespeare’s language and its endless, playful complexity.

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Matteo Poles

Social Media Specialist

Communication Trainee at TermCoord