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Was Shakespeare unprecedented? Was his wit and devilishly slick tongue unheard of before him?

I just can't imagine how one could come up with his plays and poems at the time. His approach to life and art is far too modern to be true.
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No.
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If you've read Juvenal and Chaucer, it will seem less unprecedented...
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Marlowe was just as good if not better
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If I would compare Jonson with Shakespeare, I must acknowledge him the more correct poet, but Shakespeare the greater wit. Shakespeare was the Homer, or father of our dramatic poets; Jonson was the Virgil, the pattern of elaborate writing: I admire him, but I love Shakespeare.
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>>7627584
Not even the biggest literary hipster would claim that Marlowe was more skilled than Shakes. I mean, Doctor Faustus is okay and all, but come on man.
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>>7627615
thats because Shakespeare was basically taught by him. Its like what Socrates is to Plato
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All he did was take the concepts of ancient Greek plays from classical antiquity and place them in more contemporary settings, adding in themes of absurdist nihilism
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>>7627627
LMAO dude it was literally that easy!!
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>>7627621
>Its like what Socrates is to Plato

The case where the student surpasses the master?
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>mfw Shakespeare invented the human as he know it today
>mfw literally every one of your inner most thoughts is wrapped up in Shakespeare's creations
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Shakespeare wrote his plays with his acting troupe; he was just the owner and lead writer and so his name represented them all. Case closed.
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>>7627627
>All
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>>7627627
>shakespeare
>absurdist
>nihilism
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>>7627652
>this is what Bloom actually believes

lmao
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>>7627760
I guess you haven't read King Lear then.
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>>7627760
>>7627879

or henry IV or Hamlet or Macbeth
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>>7627879
>>7628110

chronology is hard
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He was actually a alium. Thass why hes so god.
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>>7627760

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