I will strictly observe the tenth-grade cutoff for this class, but beyond that I leave determining the suitability of these works up to the student’s parents. Some of these plays deal with adult themes, and while I certainly don’t have any intention of pursuing offensive material for its own sake, I don’t want to get too wrapped up in dealing with them either.
Certainly even the strongest passages of Shakespeare are rather tame compared to what comes out of Hollywood these days, but different parents and students have different standards and tolerances, and I want to respect those. If you would like to have your student take the course but skip one or two sessions, that’s okay with me: the course is ungraded, there is nothing to pass or fail, and a student can miss a session without prejudice to any other. Please be forewarned and informed in your choices; if I can answer questions, please ask me.