Who says that Shakespeare is just for the literary snobs of the world?
In his time, Shakespeare wrote for the plebeians, today’s blue collar type. Today’s version of fans of “Jack Ass” or the show “Roseanne” would in the 16th century gather in primitive versions of mosh pits at the business end of the slanted stage. And, when Julius Caesar was slaughtered like a holiday pig, the fake blood poured down the stage for a a gore-loving crowd. His plays were messier than “Saw” and more vulgar than “American Pie.”
Not so boring or dry anymore, is he?