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So Shakespeare wrote King Lear during a plague. Well, good for him, say all the writers.

Emily Temple

March 16, 2020, 10:45am

Over the weekend, as countries around the world began or continued to shut down, many Twitter users, the most prominent among them being Rosanne Cash, reminded their followers of how productive one William Shakespeare managed to be when the plague swept his country:

Well, it’s (probably) true. But the writers and creators of the internet were . . . not particularly impressed by this reminder:

In conclusion:

And:

And finally:

Carry on.

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