Yet another ‘I’ll-get-me-coat’ moment as I’m forced again to admit that I’ve never quite ‘got’ Shakespeare. How can you, they ask, ‘not like’ the man who single-handedly created much of the English language? Easy: I don’t like him. A lot of what he writes, I find boring, ponderous and sometimes, downright silly. I’m in good company: Shaw, Pepys, Samuel Johnson, Voltaire, Tolstoy and Tolkien didn’t go much on him either.