(Nanette Asimov’s article appeared in the SF Gate, 4/23).

American academia is lowering the curtain on William Shakespeare more than 4½ centuries after his birth.

Happy 451st birthday, Bill.

A new study finds that English departments at just four of 52 top-ranked universities require English majors to take a course on the 16th century playwright and poet who is considered the English-speaking world’s greatest man of letters.

UC Berkeley is one of the four. 

http://www.sfgate.com/education/article/Shakespeare-getting-little-love-from-American-6217819.php

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