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The Nobility of High Politics in Shakespeare

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    The Nobility of High Politics in Shakespeare


    Shakespeare skeptics say his plays must have been written by someone with intimate knowledge of English government affairs.

    Every scholar is aware of the precision with which Shakespeare limns contemporary knowledge of medicine, science, and the law in nearly every one of his 37 canonical plays. Yet few are aware that the political behavior depicted by Shakespeare is equally accurate, as attested by modern scholars and especially by modern politicians and diplomats — an assessment that adds to the ongoing controversy over the authorship of the Shakespeare canon. Shakespeare’s political plays were the ones that most interested Abraham Lincoln.

    Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/444060/shakespeare-politics-elizabethan-court-life

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