I couldn’t help thinking today, during my English literature exam, about how did Shakespeare create his plays. I mean, did he meticulously think about putting a meaning in every phrase, rhyme, word or punctuation? Or he just threw words that apparently created a new meaning… just by luck? Well, only he knows. But anyway, it was a delight for me to write about the lovely devious Lady Macbeth.
This whole thing also reminded me of a pretty funny poem written by (singer/songwriter) Emilie Autumn:
At what point does a Shakespeare say:
I feel it’s time I write a play.
What subject shall it be today?
A tragedy I’ve done.
Lovers twain have been united,
Audiences are delighted,
No doubt I shall soon be knighted.
Royal fame I’ve won.
The Queen has come to every show
And, flattering, she feigns to know
A couplet from a verse, also
A refrain from a rhyme.
But the ones I aim to pleaseth,
Most of all upon my kneeseth,
Are the folk who cough and sneezeth
Through my prose sublime.