~ Happy reading ~
Yes, it's unbelievable but I have never read anything from Shakespeare. Of course I know a lot of his plays (there are enough movies, good and bad ones) and I've read many books referring to Shakespeare's work. I've tried it once with Hamlet and it took me ages to read the first ten pages so I dnf it. Maybe I should try a lighter one like A Midsummer Night's Dream or Much Ado About Nothing?
Oddly enough I've read a lot of German classics (and not only forced by school) like Goethe or Schiller or Lessing or Kleist or Kafka... so I'm sure I haven't an issue about the classical writing style. Maybe I just have to stay by this gap in education.