Not if you're one of the Dachshund Shakespeare Cartoon Players. Ask Muriel Morris, a secondary school teacher in British Columbia.
For some crazy reason she found it difficult to keep her students focused when she took them to lives Shakespearean theater. Since they weren't able to follow the stories easily, they weren't interested. (Come now, I guarantee that 4-hour Kenneth Branagh Hamlet lost you a couple of times, too!)
But Muriel had secret weapons: cartooning ability, and the hot idea to spell out the plays using wiener dogs. Six plays are available on her site. They're short, fast and cute, 'cause dachshunds are good like that. Titus Andronicus will never be over your head again!