Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Was the Bard the Bard?

Who Wrote Shakespeare This Time?

Some scholars just won't let Shakespeare be Shakespeare.

A small academic industry has developed to prove that William
Shakespeare, a provincial lad from Stratford-upon-Avon, could not have written
the much-loved plays that bear his name.
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More power to the scholars who are questioning whether Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare. There's always room for discovery and theories.

Bottom line, though, for me, is that regardless of whoever wrote Shakespeare (and I tend to think that it was, indeed, Shakespeare), the works are fantastic, so full of wit and wisdom, and all encompassing.

I ♥ Shakespeare.

1 Comments:

Blogger Arabella said...

I've been on book forums where people get viscious about this argument. One fight went on for almost a year. The academics were the worst. Get this - they "outed" one another. At least they called it outing. They exposed the backrounds of people in the group. What secrets were revealed, you ask. Sexual pecadillios? Jail terms?

No - they revealed:

Number of articles published
Where the person taught
Where the person had gone to school

Racy stuff.

5:04 PM  

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