Aliens in This World

An ordinary Catholic and a science fiction and fantasy fan.

Monday, December 08, 2003

Crazy Theory Time!

There's more than one play-within-a-play in Hamlet. Heh. This is pretty odd, but it could certainly make for a fun production or movie version.

The Shakespeare/Marlowe/Bacon crud is pretty pitiful, though. Generally, I'm all for historical persons being tragically misunderstood (Richard III was framed! Bloody Tudors....) and lost causes (Everybody's a little bit Jacobite!). I'm even willing to stand up in public and claim with a straight face (though my tongue in cheek) that Sherlock Holmes was a real person and Watson was his biographer. But joking about Doyle the Literary Agent is funny. Seriously believing that no poor boy from the sticks could possibly become a great actor and writer is snobby.


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