No easy way to go about it. Shakespeare writes a good story like a dead rat speaks English. His writing is the penny dreadful of his day, the characters are base, one dimensional. They're simply boring. And his plots? Please, done to death thousands of years before he was born. His "humor" is about as funny as a sitcom; you may giggle at the moment, but it's gone in five minutes. And get rid of all the arts and the thous, the thees and the dramatic medieval proclamations, and you have in your hands another airport romance. If Chekhov is the gourmet of writing, William Shakespeare is the cheap subway sandwich of literature. And yet, teachers around the world, theater owners nationwide, playwrights across the planet, they shove it down people's throats like it's the greatest dish ever created. Shakespeare is a religion, and the world is his following. Why?