Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Shakespearean Folly?

 Did William Shakespeare actually exist? Such a question has vexed many a scholar and fueled many a drunken debate.  Thoughty2 pondered this question on his Youtube channel.  Enjoy his take on the controversy. 


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

KF, round here , in the merry ole land of the beautiful people of the south eastern conference, you won't find many scholars to vex, and drunken debates are limited to the merits of chickenshit SEC colleges.

Anonymous said...

Whoever was the source of Shakespeare's writing they were quite insightful of human nature and politics of the time and was able to entertain the "common man" with careful discretion lest he lose his head. And after 400 years does it really matter. Today describing something as useless as a "fart in a whirlwind" seems to be a comical description of something useless while "tempest in a teapot" and "much ado about nothing" (Shakespeare) seem to be too bland to be worth considering.

Some these days would consider Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity to be grand gurus of political and social knowledge but compared to the likes of Shakespeare, whoever he really was, they are Beavis and Butthead numbskulls.

Anonymous said...

Who is Shakespeare?

StarRider said...

Having heard too many drunken debates to even attempt to count, I seem to remember very few that Shakespeare was even tangentially involved in, much less the center of. I do find it amusing that some people manage to find a way to disparage both the SEC and Rush Limbaugh within a discussion about the bard though, that's really stretching it.

"The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”

Anonymous said...

Very interesting video.

But I've never understood the worship.
Same with Faulkner.

And lord knows,I've spent many hours in class reading his works.
Yep, I decided a minor in English Lit might help me if I advanced to Law School.

Wrong !

When it came to Bill Shakespeare, even the cliff notes didn't make sense.

But after two months of talking about "Romeo and Juliet", our professor did take us to the movie theater to watch the 1968 film.

I understood the film better than the original play.

Plus we saw Olivia Hussy's nipple.

(That got our attention more than anything Shakespeare wrote on paper).




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