First things first: Shakespeare isn't dead.
You might think he is because that's what the media have been saying.
According to some reports, Shakespeare has either been dropped as a requirement or banned from college curricula altogether by a bunch of postmodernists bent on turning the English department into a haven of political correctness.
The rumors begin in 1987 with the publication of Allan Bloom's "The Closing of the American Mind," which argued that Shakespeare was about as relevant on campus as basket weaving. The latest report comes from "Washington Times" columnist Suzanne Fields, who wrote recently that, whereas literature was once respected as …