Shakespeare wrote plays! They are meant to be performed by skilled actors, not sat down and read.
This is the huge problem with teaching it in schools, it is not something that was ever intended to be read like a book. Watch a live performance or a movie version and you will see the story come to life.
"To be or not to Be" was never a Question for me, @justkiddinaround... I never Cared for Shakespeare, dear. As Smart as I am and as Good a Writer and Playwright that I am, I never was Into Reading Him, but did Very well in English Class when Asked to Do his "Hamlet." However, I do love The Theme from "Romeo and Juliet" when it is Sung by Anyone. Good luck and Great for you. xx