Another Brick in the Wall
Despite considerable research, one of the more difficult areas to navigate in education is the hidden curriculum. It is such a broad, ill-defined area, but one of real importance – including the untaught survival strategies about getting on with people.
The plot of The Merchant of Venice is pretty convoluted, with lots of Italian names all full of vowels. We had a frustrated old spinster, Miss Fortuin, teaching us. She just doted on Shakespeare. She even looked like him – ancient, grey, balding, with a feeble moustache.