Teaching Shakespeare with a hip-hop soundtrack is patronising, evil and “viciously racist” to black pupils, the Tory Party conference has been told.
Youth mentor and writer Lindsay Johns, a guest speaker invited by Education Secretary Michael Gove, said teachers were “hell-bent on making everything cool or hip”.
They should “stop genuflecting at the altar of youth”, he said.
“Hamlet doesn’t need a hip-hop sound track for young people to enjoy it.”
Mr Johns added: “It’s been doing just fine for the last 400 years.”