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How to Read Literature Like a ProfessorChapters 5-7 NotesChapter 5: When in Doubt, It’s from Shakespeare…“You’ll be amazed by the dominance of the bard. He’s everywhere, in every literary form youcan think of.” (33)Referencing Shakespearean words, plots, or characters not only lends a text some credibility, but it is almost like building on a sacred text or myth. Shakespeare is so entrenched in our cultural identity of literature that he is hard not to connect to. That is why he connects to many different novels, plays, movies, songs, poems, etc.“Name another writer to whom high schoolers are subjected in each of four years.” (37)This Ted Talk from Christopher Gaze explains Shakespeare’s lasting influence even 400 years after his death.Use this space to jot down notes from the TedTalkAn adaptation is when the gist of the Shakespeare story is the same, but not the characters or words.“Strange Brew” is based off of “Hamlet”.“My Own Private Idaho” is based off of “Henry IV”.

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