Via this IO9.com post, I discover Mya Gosling who, among other things, boils Shakespeare's plays down to their most basic essence. PNR might be interested to not she has a Miscellany section on her blog. I have spent weeks teaching a single play whether it be Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Hamlet, and Julius Caesar. I wanted the young'uns to appreciate symbolism, irony, and beautiful language. Imagine my chagrin.