Originally Posted by HarryT
Sure, I accept that there will be some new vocabulary, but isn't that one of the reasons why we "make" children read in school - to expand their vocabulary?
I just think that the "inaccessibility" of Shakespeare can be exaggerated. I'm not saying that there won't be some unfamiliar words - there will be, of course - but it's really not as fearsome as it's sometimes made out to be.
I think that, given the frightening condition of grammar, punctuation and syntax today (due, in large part, in my opinion, to texting and messaging abbreviation), we may well be discussing the inaccessability of Dr. Seuss before much longer.