A Conversation for English Usage in the Edited Guide


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My son is being forced to study the propaganda of Shakespeare, and will win or lose his Scottish Standard education requirements on how well he comments on the "Great Work"
The play in question is, of course, Macbeth; he will be required to ignore all historical facts, and to give a thesis equivalent to that of a review of the latest version of "East-Enders". I really don't think this is fair, especially in a Scottish context.
Has anybody any answer to this?
By the way, I admire Shakespeare's work as much as anybody else, but think that in all educational issues more importance should be put on the context and point of view of the writer. This is not even considered as an issue in English/drama classes, and is dealt with separately as History, where the true MacBeth is a fairly minor character.


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The H2G2 Editors

Hi there cooldonbejasus, can we ask you to re-post this to the following thread, Askh2g2; hopefully it'll generate more of a response there: http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/brunel/A148907
smiley - ok

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