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  • Matt Kubus

    Roxanne’s reply: I should clarify that I meant Shakespeare would never appear in a video blog. Write one, yes, certainly direct others, maybe even hold the flipcam himself, but never actually be the one delivering a piece directly to camera. This goes back to what I said about Shakespeare’s noted ability for self-effacement, personally and professionally. He has managed to avoid publicising either himself or his own views in his works the way some of his fellow writers (Marlowe or Jonson, for example) did. This has been the bane (or boon?) of biographers for centuries, who have endlessly attempted to extract what Shakespeare was really like from his works and life and has led to never ending speculations-to which my comment was just one more (humorously intended!) contribution.

  • Matt Kubus

    Roxanne’s reply: I should clarify that I meant Shakespeare would never appear in a video blog. Write one, yes, certainly direct others, maybe even hold the flipcam himself, but never actually be the one delivering a piece directly to camera. This goes back to what I said about Shakespeare’s noted ability for self-effacement, personally and professionally. He has managed to avoid publicising either himself or his own views in his works the way some of his fellow writers (Marlowe or Jonson, for example) did. This has been the bane (or boon?) of biographers for centuries, who have endlessly attempted to extract what Shakespeare was really like from his works and life and has led to never ending speculations-to which my comment was just one more (humorously intended!) contribution.

  • http://www.facebook.com/matt.kubus Matt Kubus

    I should also point out that although the above is listed as a post from Matt, it is actually me speaking!
    Roxanne

  • http://www.facebook.com/matt.kubus Matt Kubus

    I should clarify that I meant Shakespeare would never appear in a video blog. Write one, yes, certainly direct others, maybe even hold the flipcam himself, but never actually be the one delivering a piece directly to camera. This goes back to what I said about Shakespeare’s noted ability for self-effacement, personally and professionally. He has managed to avoid publicising either himself or his own views in his works the way some of his fellow writers (Marlowe or Jonson, for example) did. This has been the bane (or boon?) of biographers for centuries, who have endlessly attempted to extract what Shakespeare was really like from his works and life and has led to never ending speculations-to which my comment was just one more (humorously intended!) contribution.

  • melissaleon

    Great post Roxanne I agree that Shakespeare would use the internet as a medium to tell stories. I am wondering why you think that Shakespeare would not video blog.

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