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R.A. Rubin

Yeah, the Bard was in the Actors Union. They tried to blackball him during that unpleasantness with Queen Mary and the Scott minority. He couldn't work anywhere, so he ghosted for Marlowe. Personally, I think Shake was crying out for a state financed theatre where bad actors and directors could make hate Bush movies adnaueseum.


For what it's worth, the college professor who taught my Shakespeare class told us that one of the things that helped Shakespeare's plays endure so long was that each age was able to adapt Shakespeare to its present circumstances.

I don't see how the fact that we use Shakespeare as a lens to our own times is a problem.

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