Tuesday, April 9, 2013

What About Shakespeare?

To read or not read...that is the question?

We recently read about William Shakespeare in The Mystery of History Volume III.  Have you ever heard of ghost writers?   I had no idea there was speculation surrounding whether or not Shakespeare was the real author of  plays he's credited with.  I personally had not read Shakespeare or studied his works.  I often wonder about the necessity of it. 

After reading this article by LindaFay at Charlotte Mason Help, HUFI, I felt convicted to give it a try.  We read "As You Like It" from Lambs Tales From Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb.  I was quite surprised by it and found it very enjoyable.  The kids liked it as well. 

Have you incorporated Shakespeare into your studies?


  1. Shakespeare and lambs in the same place?! I was beside myself when I saw your photo! I have always loved Shakespeare ever since I was forced to read it in high school. I'm not sure if he's read much now as he used to be. But I'm a firm believer that the classics (Shakespeare, Dickens, Faust) need to be keep alive even if they are sometime hard to understand.

    PS. I might have to go hunting for a copy of this book now!

  2. BoPeep, the book is adorable...I highly recommend it :)