Shakespeare and the Absurd

‘Something is rotten in the state of Denmark’ is one of Shakespeare’s most famous lines. It refers to the political and sexual corruption that surrounds Hamlet at the court of Elsinore. Humourist blogger Marc C Miller tells us that he’s found Shakespeare’s source for that – an old sardine dumping ground near the castle. He says that he has evidence that Shakespeare visited Denmark shortly before writing Hamlet and that he made a note of the sardine dumping ground in his journal. Of course that’s nonsense – Shakespeare never kept a journal, and if he did it hasn’t survived. We also know that Shakespeare never visited Denmark.

Mr Miller says his next challenge is to look for the big apple from which New York takes its nickname!

It’s all a lot of fun.

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