Why don't kids "get" Shakespeare? We're good teachers. We do all the right things, like act out the important scenes, help students translate the writing into modern English, maybe show clips from movie versions of the plays. Yet for many students, nothing really works the way we'd like.
Well, the problem is solved. At their essence, Shakespeare's plays are all about what problems he has set up for the main characters, and how the other characters help to solve those problems. Even students who couldn't care less about sonnets and soliloquies enjoy approaching a play as a game, a game where they get to BE Shakespeare.
Rather than laboring to get students to analyze characters, the Shakespeare Solved approach gives students the point of view of the playwright. What must this character do next to push the plot forward? Who makes the next move on the game board? With Shakespeare Solved, all the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players.
Try our approach, and your problems can be solved like Shakespeare's.