It's true that many plays are brought to life when they are acted out on stage, but is the situation really as bad as they're saying in a BBC article? When you think of Shakespeare, does the word "boring" come to mind? What word does come to mind when you think of Shakespeare's plays?
But, it's also true... When I think about Shakespeare, I think about the words on the page. But, I also think about the stage dramatizations of his works. I think of the lines, but I can also picture the actors who so masterfully brought those lines to life. So, do you prefer reading the plays, seeing the plays, or some combo of the two?
Perhaps, all we need is a good teacher to bring the lines to life, or a way to encourage classrooms to act out the plays for themselves.