Not only have Shakespeare's works survived directorial updating and near-villainous tampering with the text, they are still taught in high schools and colleges around the world. What has changed is the wealth of teaching tools now available in the classroom and on the Internet.
Every year, 75-85 high schools in and around LA County participate in this program. Students learn to act out scenes from Shakespeare's famous plays. And come together for one day to perform for each other.