Forget Shakespearean stereotypes
Research by doctoral candidate Cathy Baldwin has suggested that teenager resistance to studying Shakespeare is nowhere near has high as is often thought. Bring great teachers together with a broader studying experience such as seeing a play or film alongside the texts and many students report that they often quite enjoy the bard. The article in The Conversation is a good quick read overview and does not whitewash the claim in a purely positive way. There are plenty of teenagers who do not enjoy Shakespeare and plenty who only enjoy it some of the time. Good is what I say. It allows us to trust the research more.