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220.127.116.11 (talk) 17:13, 10 September 2020 (UTC)
William Shakespeare was occasionally known to have to like men, more or so being with men.
- See William_Shakespeare#Sexuality, what change do you suggest, based on what sources? Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 17:15, 10 September 2020 (UTC)
== Is he the world's greatest dramatist? == he could be
"William Shakespeare […] widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist."
Does anyone else, by any chance, has a problem with this introductory sentence? Is it not, out of courtesy, the common usage to say "one of the greatest (in the world)" for anybody who stands out among his peers (especially an artist), even when a large majority would admit that, indeed, this person is the greatest in their opinions. I find the turn of phrase way too definitive for an encyclopedia.
I, for one, have seen plays written by Shakespeare and of course plays by other writers, and my take on it is that Shakespeare is not the author who moved me or impressed me the most. While writing this, I stumbled upon this very good article about what G. B. Shaw called "bardolatry". It is said in this piece that, among other great writers, Tolstoy, Wittgenstein and Voltaire not only didn't consider him the greatest, but disliked his works.
In any case, I think the first sentence should be changed to "William Shakespeare […] widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and one of the world's greatest dramatist", as I find the title of "greatest writer in the English language" not as outrageously presumptuous as the one of "world's greatest dramatist".
- Fwiw, some earlier discussions:
- Talk:William_Shakespeare/Archive_22#Yeah,_not_even_‘by_many’_is_accepted_anymore Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 09:16, 17 October 2020 (UTC)
"Gulielmus Shakspere" listed at Redirects for discussion
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