Lots of students seem to turn up their noses when they are asked to read the works of Shakespeare. They wonder “why should I read works by someone who died a long time ago?”. Well, what is your view? Why should we study Shakespeare? How do you think this Elizabethan playwright’s works are still relevant to our time? As a student of English, why should you bother? Wouldn’t it be nicer or more worthwhile to read “Hunger Games” or other books that reflect your interests and most of all that are written in contemporary English? How can we relate Shakespeare to Italy? How would you love to appraoch Shakespeare’s works?