#Shakespeare400 Makes It To #QandA

For three and a half minutes.

I suspect that Sharman Stone actually knows very little about the way Shakespeare is taught in schools. Joseph Tawadros seemed vaguely irritated at being called upon to to praise an Anglophone white dude when there is a world full of literary artists of other ethnicities who don’t get fussed over, but he was too polite to say so explicitly. Lisa Singh’s unaffected enthusiasm was charming.

However you feel about Germaine Greer as a social and political commentator, her credentials as a historian are unassailable. And she does love her Shakespeare. I hope Tony Jones follows through on his impulsive suggestion.