Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Magic Shake-Ball

Dear Magic Shake-Ball:

I have a theory. I think that the 7 billionth person wrote your plays. Think about it: "Anonymous" opens just as the 7 billionth person arrives on the planet. Coincidence? I don't think so. And I'm willing to bet that someone in Hollywood is going to agree with me. So, fess up, Shake-Ball. I've figured it out, right?


"Her words doth show her wit incomparable,
All her perfections challenge sovereignty:
One way or other, she is for a king."
(3 Henry VI 3.2.85-87)


Oh my God. I am a genius. I am going to RULE the Shakespeare universe. Are you scared, Stephen Greenblatt? Because you should be.

1 comment:

  1. Pish-tosh! The *real* clue is in the name: Anonymous! Shakespeare's plays were written by the internet-based anarcho-socialist vigilante collective! They have a much longer history than I thought...