I'm tired of being set up as a straw man.
No, I've been here for 15+ years, and I don't think I've ever known anyone who thought grammar drills and worksheets were great ways to teach writing (here or anywhere else). In fact, shortly after I got here, the department voted to discontinue a grammar test that we were all supposed to give as part of the final for whatever writing course we were teaching. When we discussed it, no one could even remember how we'd come to have it as a requirement; it had just been left there so long. And, of course, no one taught to it, so far as I ever heard. And most of us made it count minimally for the final grade because we didn't think it mattered.
No, I've never met a Shakespearean scholar who didn't think about staging issues and recognize that Shakespeare wrote plays to be enacted in a theatrical space. That's not to say we don't find other aspects of the plays interesting, but I've never seen the denial the theater folks attribute to us lit folks. (Of course, actors and other theater focused folks have lots to teach all of us about acting and Shakespeare. It's just that I don't know any Shakespeareans who think that isn't true.)
Maybe it's just the time of the semester, but dang...
So busy, and so many things happening that require attention. I feel like I'm juggling very fragile glassware, and it's going to start crashing up there and falling as very sharp shards all over my upturned face and my desperately moving arms and hands.
I'm so tired of the crappy rumors people spread when they're really clueless. But you can't answer the rumors because the actual issue is confidential (and you're hearing them third or fourth hand).