Ira Glass on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show discusses whether Shakespeare sucks (VIDEO).

Jimmy Fallon and Ira Glass Discuss Whether Shakespeare Actually Sucks

Jimmy Fallon and Ira Glass Discuss Whether Shakespeare Actually Sucks

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Oct. 9 2014 11:27 AM

Jimmy Fallon and Ira Glass Discuss Whether Shakespeare Actually Sucks

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Over the summer, Ira Glass confused many of his fans and Twitter followers when he shared the following thought:

Though he has “learned a lot about” Shakespeare since that notorious tweet, he’s still basically not a fan, apparently. He tried to explain why to Jimmy Fallon Wednesday night, and while he wasn’t terribly persuasive, he did make a good public broadcasting analogy for why his particular dislike of Shakespeare got such a response.

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David Haglund is the literary editor of NewYorker.com.