Thursday, January 19, 2012

Don't Take My Word For It

In the English Department, we believe in intellectual discourse. That's to say we believe in debate. However, in the esoteric (mysterious or puzzling) world of English academia, that usually means a bunch of nit-picking literature geeks arguing with other nit-picking literature geeks by quoting dead poets and famous nit-picking literature geeks. Get it?

Therefore, you don't have to take me at my word when I say that you should read Shakespeare. You can take other people at their word...or even form your own opinion.

For tonight's debate, we'll begin with an argument from Shakespeare himself, followed by a rebuttal (reply) from Dr. Seuss.

Next, we have MC. Lars illustrating how interesting...and dance-able Shakespeare can be. "Hey There Ophelia" outlines the plot of Shakespeare's famous tragedy Hamlet.

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