Friday, December 17, 2010

William Shakespeare: Would He Be Writing Now?

It is unfortunate to think, that were Shakespeare alive today, he probably be a speechwriter or an advertising executive.  He might even be in one of those high priced think tanks where they come up with catchy names for new pharmaceutical drugs.  But he most definitely would not be writing for some theater in England.  And he probably would have given up on iambic pentameter, because his editor would have given him heck for "making up words." 

Sometimes a man is perfect for his time. 

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