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    Et tu William?

    Wow...I just discovered that William Shakespeare completely ripped of Ovid's Pyramus and Thisbe...my image of him is completely shattered...kind of.


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    Not sure if you're serious or not.

    However, I will say this... Material is just material, like fabric, or the story of Iron Man, or the model on the model stand who just fell asleep. Its what you do with the material that matters.
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    Wait, did you just take me to seriously?

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    no both of you get real! shakespeare didn't write those plays! - justices of the supreme court.

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    This is new to me...

    ....public school

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    Quote Originally Posted by CKLamb View Post
    Wow...I just discovered that William Shakespeare completely ripped of Ovid's Pyramus and Thisbe...my image of him is completely shattered...kind of.
    Not to mention Raphael Holinshed, Arthur Brooke, Edward Hall, Seneca, Plautus, Plutarch, Chaucer, Giovanni Cintheo, John Gower, and the anonymous authors of the original versions of Hamlet, Lear, Taming of a Shrew, and King John.

    But who's ever heard of most of them?

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    I say we burn all of his works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CKLamb View Post
    I say we burn all of his works.
    The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.

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    We can have them each hold a copy of King Henry VI and start the fire with them.

    EDIT: On a semi-serious note, it's really unfortunate that public schools, at least in the U.S., don't use Shakespeare's work as an entry point into the much broader world of Western literature. Seriously, Ovid's Pyramus and Thibes could take all of one class period to cover, then move on to Romeo and Juliet (The Quintessential High School Play). Or vice versa. At least from my own experience.
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