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Kraichgauer
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23 Apr 2016, 9:08 pm

It's William Shakespeare's birthday today! Here's to the greatest practitioner of the English language ever to live.
He doesn't look a day over three hundred. :lol:


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23 Apr 2016, 9:12 pm

Maybe he will confess to being a world class plagiarist and tell us which of his "works" are stolen.


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24 Apr 2016, 1:22 am

xenocity wrote:
Maybe he will confess to being a world class plagiarist and tell us which of his "works" are stolen.


Everyone plagiarized from everyone else back then, as there were no copy right laws in Elizabethan England. Back in those days, for instance, there would be someone putting on a play about a beautiful blonde girl, her black husband, and an evil covetous guy, put on in one of the playhouses. Seeing this idea, the competing playwrights - including Shakespeare - would steal the idea with their own versions. Think of how many third rate, forgettable Star Wars rip offs there had been. The primary difference was, Shakespeare's stuff tended to be much better than the ideas he stole from his peers. And hence, that story I had used as an example became Othello, with the evil, covetous guy, Iago, manipulating the black husband, Othello, with his own anger and jealousy, into murdering his wife, Desdemona.


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29 Apr 2016, 7:35 pm

We had parties at work that day.

To WP or not WP
That is the question?


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