Article by Dr David McInnis on 'Why Shakespeare Still Matters' has appeared in Pursuit
Shakespeare would be amused at how famous he is in 2016. Before anything else, he was a businessman: an actor, a shareholder in his company, as well as a playwright whose priority was to sell tickets. Half of his plays weren't even published during his lifetime.
Now his legacy is all around us, from The Simpsons and Doctor Who, to movies such as Shakespeare in Love. Too bad he didn’t live to see the royalties.
To understand who we are, we need to understand where we came from.