In my drama class, we broke up into groups to write plays while our teacher is on maternaty leave. My group decided--or rather, I and two of my group mates decided--our play would be a parody of Hamlet. One of the girls in our group had never read or seen Hamlet, but she was currently reading Romeo and Juliet in her English class. She asked me if Romeo was in Hamlet, too. I died a little on the inside.
A couple days later, she told me she had rented the Mel Gibbson Hamlet movie. She told me that she had told this to one of her friends, who had then asked her if Shakespeare was in it. She asked if a man four-hundred years dead was in a Mel Gibbson movie.