Do you think Shakespeare existed? Or are there just too many plays and sonnets credited to him to be the work of one person?
I knew a lot about Shakespeare’s plays because I studied Shakespeare in an advanced English class. I did not know anything about his life. It was never discussed, now that I think about it.
So I decided to check out Shakespeare’s life. What life? The man doesn’t seemed to have existed. No one knows where he was born. And no one seems to know the date he was born. It also stated that Shakespeare was Italian, not English. His parents were Italian and left Italy because of the chaos. Shakespeare changed his name when he grew older to an English name.
But no one seems to really know anything about him.
When reading about Shakespeare, it said he was a drunk. A lot of his plays are of royalty. From the impression I got of reading about him, he was a very simple man, and not well-educated. How did he know what went on in the royal court? How did he know about traveling?
A lot of biographers stated his parents were farmers, and he hung out with very poor people. It says nothing about Shakespeare getting an education. How could a man who was not educated write such plays and sonnets? Others state he came from a well-to-do family. Everything I read about Shakespeare’s life is a contradiction.
You would think if a person came from a well-to-do family, there be a lot more information about him. Well-to-do families are very strong on family history. They want to make sure their family name lives on.
Even when Shakespeare died is a mystery. It seems he died from different causes. Several state fever from drinking. Others state cerebral hemorrhage. And they’re not sure of the date.
The one sure thing I know about Shakespeare is that I learned nothing about Shakespeare.
Did he exist? I’m leaning toward not. But who knows? Anyway, even if he didn’t exist, he got the credit for writing all the plays and sonnets. And whoever really wrote them got screwed. The more I think about Shakespeare, the more I think the plays and sonnets were not written by one man, but by a group of different people.
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