cj asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 1 month ago

Was Shakespeare the best writer of his time? ?

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  • Tina
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
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    He is among the best writers of all time.

  • 1 month ago

    Because he expresses question instead of creating answers. 

  • 1 month ago

    Yes, he probably was

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Jewish people were the people who wrote the plays and stories that are attributed to shakespeare. Jewish people cribbed most of "shakespeare's" stories from old midldle eastern stories so they did not actually write them, exactly.

    Jewish people also wrote grimm's fairy tales.

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  • 1 month ago

    Yes if considered from historical angle - and debatable from All-Time angle !

  • Lili
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Ask James Shapiro.

    Little Prince certainly does not know.

    See below:

  • Prince
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Risible. Shakespeare after retiring to Stratford could barely produce a grocery list in his later years. Had he not been a cypher for the Earl of Oxford, one would certainly have expected rather a bit more than that out of him. Had he really been the author of those plays he could hardly have resisted penning at least a few eloquent letters if not a few poems about retirement in Stratford. But absolutely nothing. Nothing more than grocery lists and laundry lists. Seems hardly in character for any playwright, let alone the greatest.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Middleton, John Webster, Ben Jonson, Thomas Kyd, Robert Green, Francis Beaumont, John Decker and Thomas Dekker were equally talented contemporary writers and playwrights. 

  • 1 month ago

    Yes, he was one of the all time greats.

  • 1 month ago

    Writer Ben Jonson (one of the great writers of the age) presciently hailed Shakespeare in a now-famous quote as "not of an age, but for all time".

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