Shakespeare’s Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Grandchild Reads King Lear Sparknotes in Quarantine
The Great Indoors-
William Shakespeare wrote King Lear while in quarantine. Why haven’t you written a three-act masterpiece yet, huh?
Those people who, at some point or another, dipped their toe into the pond of the highly unstable arts community in whichever city or province they may reside have likely felt some sort of pressure to produce content as of late. The Twittersphere has chimed in on the matter and there are a number of prominent voices telling you to ignore all that coronavirus-inspired productivity pressure.
NOOOOOO, tooooo much, wahhh, the news is confusing!
That’s why we’re here to break the only fact you need to know in regards to quarantined creativity. William Shakespeare’s Great-grandchild to the 10th power is just sparknoting King Lear for the paper they have to write, which is due Friday.
Yup, @youngking👁69, that’s Shakespear’s distant relative’s Insta handle, “Doesn’t understand why I’m supposed to be some hero in a time of crisis. Like, isn’t just being enough?” An unexpected response from the penny board ridding, Barstool Sports loving, generation Zer. Maybe this idea of “just being” can be something we can all learn from this time of chaos. Maybe being content and moving slowly is enough. Maybe this University of Arizona sophomore would rather fricking hand out L’s to middle schoolers in Fortnite instead of sitting down and concentrating for more than 5 minutes for the first time in their life.
The last one seems likely.
-A Well-Mannered Scholar