Imagine yourself as a high school English teacher trying to inspire your students to grapple with the complex nuances embedded in Shakespearean literature. Not an easy task, you may be thinking. But as many of us have come to know and appreciate, often decades post-high school, Shakespeare is chock full of profound insights and life lessons, if only we have the patience and persistence to delve into the Bard’s writings. In this encore essay we hear how English teacher Chris McEnroe brings Shakespeare into his own life, along with those of his students.
Chris McEnroe has been on the English department faculty at Tabor Academy in Marion, Massachusetts since 2005.