Does Shakespeare Suck?


In a response to Ira Glass’s “Shakespeare sucks” tweet, John Pistelli, at The Millions, wonders if the radio host’s social media outrage—specifically, that the characters in King Lear aren’t relatable—is actually inaccurate.

Alex Norcia is a writer living in Brooklyn. His work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in VICE, The Millions, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Electric Literature, Word Riot, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among others. He is an editor-at-large at The Offing. More from this author →