Thursday, June 24, 2004

De Vere anniversary revives Shakespeare debate

It's amazing the intelletual snobbery that people can have. The arguement goes that William Shakespeare can't possibly have written the plays attributed to him because he came from a humble background. Their contention is of course that people from privileged backgrounds must inherently have more skill with the English Language than those from a poor background (please, can someone explain George Bush, in that case?).
I can't see what the point of this is. Afterall, whoever wrote the plays, they are among the greatest works of art ever created

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