spentmiles: I stopped reading here: "He lived and wrote in the late 16th and early 17th centuries, during a period known as the ''Little Ice Age,'' when unusual cold and heavy rain caused poor harvests and food shortages." If the article writer can't even get simple facts correct about constant global warming, then I'm not going to believe a bunch of libel against Shakespeare.
ChipNASA: "No Shiat......?!?!?!?!"
MemeSlave: Wasnt Shylock a loan-shark?
redmid17: So we can't actually decided if Shakespeare was a real person or a cover for someone like Sir Francis Drake* with any certainty, but historians have decisively concluded that he was a usurious business savvy loan shark and apparently a Jew with a penchant for flesh contract (according to the headline)?[www.glennsasscer.com image 675x425]* pretty sure he was definitely ruled out but he's well known so suck it
lumiere: I'm not surprised. Shakespeare was also a bit of a thief, given the "Merchant of Venice" really owed it's inspiration to Christopher Marlowe's "The Jew of Malta".
redmid17: lumiere: I'm not surprised. Shakespeare was also a bit of a thief, given the "Merchant of Venice" really owed it's inspiration to Christopher Marlowe's "The Jew of Malta".A lot of Shakespeare's works were either completely derivative or direct copies of the general storyline. Hell Romeo and Juliet was "inspired" by a neat little poem called "The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet." Shakespeare just rewrote it so it didn't suck and ended up with one of the most popular and well-known pieces of literature in human history.[upload.wikimedia.org image 374x550]
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