Does Shakespeareplay a role in TEFL? If yes, what is it? If no, why?

Does Shakespeareplay a role in TEFL? If yes, what is it? If no, why?

Does Shakespeareplay a role in TEFL? If yes, what is it? If no, why?

Does Shakespeareplay a role in TEFL? If yes, what is it? If no, why?

Indirectly, I’d say yes. Since Shakespeare was and has become such a respected and influential writer and since he wrote in English, he became widely read. And even if his work has been translated into multiple languages, it had to first be read in English. Regarded as one of the greatest writers of all time, you can imagine how much scholarship (British and international) has been done and how his readership has grown. This was all increased exponentially by the vastness of the British Empire. Shakespeare’s great work would probably have reached a similar international level had the British Empire not been so powerful. But I think the spread of the empire is one of, if not THE, main reasons that English is now taught so much as a foreign language: so it is as much or moreso a result of colonialism and imperialism than the spread of art by itself.
Does Shakespeareplay a role in TEFL? If yes, what is it? If no, why?
Does Shakespeareplay a role in TEFL? If yes, what is it? If no, why?
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Does Shakespeareplay a role in TEFL? If yes, what is it? If no, why?
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