If there’s one author that we have all probably read at some point, it’s William Shakespeare. I was such a fan of his that I took two Shakespeare courses in college and subsequently had to buy The Complete Works of William Shakespeare twice (my second professor required a different edition). I loved that Shakespeare’s plays were so interesting to analyze. They weren’t so challenging that I couldn’t understand anything, but they were no walk in the park either. There’s a reason he’s one of the only Renaissance writers that is taught in virtually every high school in America. He’s just that good.
Unfortunately, not all educators who teach Shakespeare are created equal. It’s easy to make these incredible plays seem boring and inaccessible to modern audiences. Shakespeare memes are one fun way educators, and Shakespeare fans can celebrate Shakespeare and understand his work better. Whether you’ve read all 38 plays or are still working through Romeo & Juliet and Hamlet, these Shakespeare memes are sure to make you smile.