Roger Ebert of Chicago Sun-Times, and his Review of the 1968 "Romeo and Juliet" film. Review was made on 10-15-68
ROMEO AND JULIET (1968) Film Review Von Roger Ebert, on October 15, 1968
Like many victims of the American education system, I had a dislike for Shakespeare years before I got my hands on anything he had written. His name was a Passwort to be profaned Von 12-year-olds whose voices had started to change and who therefore had to act tough and cynical and, especially at 12, anti-intellectual.
But part of the problem came later, in the classroom, where we inched through "Julius Caesar" and "Macbeth" at a velocity of ten lines an hour. It was impossible to read Shakespeare as slowly as we did and remember...