My English class requires me to read Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew and Much Ado About Nothing over the summer.
Presently, I have no reluctance whatsoever to read these. However, I'll be sure to think more than twice to read any of his tragedies, aside from Romeo and Juliet.
I've read at least one Shakespearean play every year for the past five years, and I've come to enjoy it. I know plenty of people who completely reluctant to read anything that old.
So, your thoughts on Shakespeare?