When my son was having difficulty with the burden of homework, my husband and I reassured him that Mommy and Daddy were there for him.
"How could I help?"
I was totally unprepared for the answer, "Could you start reading Julius Caesar?"
So, one hot summer day, when I was supposed to be training for the 3-Day Walk for the Cure, I sought the refuge of the air-conditioned library to find tools to tackle this task.
With the help of Cliff's Notes, Shakespeare for Dummies and some simplified children's books, I read Julius Caesar! Another great tool was No Fear Shakespeare, an online comparison of Shakespeare's English and modern English. I was very happy to be able to help my son with his essay. Finally, it wasn't Greek to me.
Happy to say, I caught the Shakespeare bug, and went on to borrow books on tape. So much easier listening to the play than reading the verse.