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If I Ruled the World: Fiona Shaw

Love Shakespeare, ditch exams

By Fiona Shaw   July 2015

© Matt Lloyd/ Rex

It’s wonderful knowing that I will never rule the world, but if I did I would immediately encourage a new style of teaching the arts and literature in schools. Everyone bemoans the fact that children are less interested in these things than they used to be, but it’s the way they are taught. I would get rid of exams for starters and allow young people to develop at whatever pace they like.

One of the terrible things that has happened is that Shakespeare…

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