Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Shakespeare

I just picked up this book by Laurie Maguire and I already love it. And all I’ve read is the introduction!


Anyway, she talks about how all of the situations discussed in self-help books and how each one has been seen in a Shakespeare play. There is something to that idea. Shakespeare allows us to explore the good and bad in people and situations. Learning these plays and especially experiencing them from some sort of performance exploration allows us to understand how others may experience the exact same situation. This idea could be crucial to the emotional development of students.


What are some situations and characteristics you have experience through Shakespeare?

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