Mercedes has discovered the joys of William Shakespeare and his plays, and she's only 9. Recently, we saw A Midsummer Night Dream at the local library. I think that really brought out the fun of Shakespeare for my girl. (Jared proclaimed it "boring" since it didn't have enough blood and gore for him. I think I should introduce hm to Macbeth.)
She's now found a mini-biography of the Bard to read. She likes reading his early plays, and is anxious to be able to act them out. I think she wants to play Juliet.
What's fun for me is that I didn't learn about Shakespeare or his plays until 9th or 10th grade, although I also read the story (not the play) of Midsummer at an early age. He's just not discussed until high school, which is a shame because some of his plays are just so fun!