From today’s SMH:
I never studied Shakespeare at school. My mother – an English teacher – told me I’d probably never need it.
[Disclosure: I only clicked on the link to see who the woman behind the pretty face was.]
By the way: Shakespeare’s writing is full of disdain for violent mobs. Given that the eruption of Nietzschean ressentiment in the US has now turned violent, his writing is more relevant than ever, I think.