Friday, February 16, 2007

Is Shakespeare Dead?

"Are we to believe that William Shakespeare who had to master virtually the entire library of human kind, all but created our modern english language, and had the largest vocabulary of any english writer in history died not owning a single book?" So begins Mark Twain's "Is Shakespeare Dead?" which challenges the long-held, foundationless belief that Shakespeare wrote the works of Shakespeare. Here we learn Shakespeare never had a formal education, was a second-rate actor and had several plays written years after his death. Who actually wrote the works of Shakespeare? You'll have to watch the video to find out.

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