What are some myths about Shakespear?
1. He was a deer poacher. Not too long after Shakespeares death, an obscure clergyman, Richard Davies, noted that Shakespeare was much given to all unluckiness in stealing venison and rabbits Furthermore, he was oft whipped and sometimes imprisonedand at last made him fly his native country
2. He was a schoolmaster. Half a century after Shakespeares death, John Aubrey reported this as fact in his Brief Lives.
3. As a young man, Shakespeare and his companions set out to the neighboring town of Bidford to compete in a drinking competition. After being soundly defeated, Shakespeare fell asleep under a crab-tree along the road. (This tree, later known as Shakespeares Canopy, became a tourist attraction and was torn to bits by souvenir-hunters in 1824.)
4. During the Lost Years he was a conveyancers clerk in the office of a prosperous country lawyer.
5. During the Lost Years he was a scrivener.
6. During the Lost Years he serve ...more