By Mark Twain “For the instruction of the ignorant I will make a list, now, of those details of Shakespeare’s history which are FACTS – verified facts, established facts, undisputed facts …. He was born on the 23d of April, 1564. Of good farmer-class parents who could not read, could not write, could not sign … More Is Shakespeare Dead?
Mark Twain’s hilarious (1909) debunking of the myth that William Shakespeare wrote the works of Shakespeare. Adapted and performed by Keir Cutler, Ph.D. at the 2003 Winnipeg Fringe Festival. Listing the handful of established facts of Shakespeare’s life, Twain ridicules the fantasy that an uneducated youth could have wandered into London and, with virtually none … More Mark Twain’s “Is Shakespeare Dead?” with Keir Cutler, Ph.D.