I hate shakespeare. But he can't do anything about it.. obviously... Great texts, arguably can represent their meaning in any language and have the same impact. So. IF Shakespeare's plays are such great plays, /end sarcasm, Why not convert them to a modern language, to make them accessible to more people ? And why is it considered a perversion to change the language, by these elitist critics ? Does the text not deserve to be more accessible ? Or does the thought of having a construction worker understand hamlet trouble these critics ?