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Lady Wordsmith says
I think I would have liked to be an Iago character, Easy to spell, and he almost got away with it... but his wife didn't help much, Innit.
Thank you so much for your response. Wonderful.
John Connor says
Thank you for taking the time to answer this question. I like it.
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Mitch Alan says
I completely agree with what you say. Thanks for your comment. I wonder if our lives would be any different (not as good), if Shakespeare were not there to show us insights into our own life experience.
Pulp fiction? Really? Shakespeare was extremely popular in his time, because he impacted the lives of those living in his time, as he impacts our lives today. In the US society, today, there is far too much attention paid to simple entertainment.
I believe his writing was considered to be a bit pulpy, yes :) He wasn't considered to be as brilliant then as we consider him now, because he wasn't so unique - there were loads of good playwrights about. He's just stood the test of time.
I agree with you, Skip that he impacted the lives of the people of his time, but he was able to do so because he targeted his plays to an audience. There are many writers today who are considered pulpy but are really hidden gems. Even in the US.
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Old Empresario says
It is true what you say, about the US society, however the US is really not in the conversation, is it? I meant this question for the world and those few, like yourself, discerning people of the US. Thank you for your response.