May 27, 2022 • 29M

'Shakespeare, Thou Hast Been Cancelled'

Why are so many English teachers refusing to teach Shakespeare?

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Amna Khalid
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Amna Khalid talks with Laura Bates, Professor of English at Indiana State University and founder of Shakespeare in Shackles — a prison program for those in solitary confinement — about the Bard’s decline in the modern curriculum.