Friday, October 15, 2004

Quotes Dissing Shakespeare

Ben Jonson: "Shakespeare never blotted line. Would he had blotted a thousand."

Elizabeth Montagu in 1769: "Shakespeare's plays were to be acted in a paltry tavern, to an unlettered audience just emerging from barbarity."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ben was speaking to his Genius. If he was "human," he would have blotted a thousand.

Mr. Wenclas, you are wrong. Dock workers unite!

Bill Walton