Art imitates life, and sad news

Life imitates art imitates life.

In the Thursday Next books, there are organizations that are dedicated to the proposition that William Shakespeare did not write the plays that were attributed to him. This is nothing new, there are folks in our reality who assert the same. But now another organization that has the same views is getting press. The article gives some of the folks who doubt, as well as their web site, www.doubtaboutwill.org. I’ve not got a dog in the hunt, so make up your own mind about it.

Oh no, I just found out that Madeleine L’Engle passed away on Friday. 😦 I enjoyed her books, and had the opportunity to hear her speak here in town once. She was an enjoyable and compelling speaker. She will be missed.

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2 thoughts on “Art imitates life, and sad news

  1. I watched a clip of Sir Derek Jacobi and other doubters, expressing their views that Shakespeare couldn’t possibly have created his body of work and that it was the end result of a committee of writers. Now, a committee of writers might be able to pen a “Simpson’s” episode…but “Macbeth”? “Hamlet”? “Lear”? I dunno about that.

    Sad about Madeleine but a long life, well-lived. God bless her…

  2. Well, to play devil’s advocate for a moment, I had heard that the Beatles songs that were most popular were ones that were written by several members of the band. On the other hand, I really don’t think that Shakespeare’s best plays could have been written by committee. Committees tend to dissolve into factions and infighting.

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