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Anti-Plagiarism Software Uncovers New Info for Shakespeare's Iconic Works

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jun 17, 2019 10:00 pm
  • 19:56

Guest: Dennis McCarthy, Independent Shakespeare Scholar, Co-Author of “A Brief Discourse of Rebellion and Rebels by George North” It’s the season of free outdoor Shakespeare performances, which started in New York’s Central Park in the 1960s and have spread to cities across the country. I love how you can see people of all ages and backgrounds at these performances. With all the “where tos” and “forthwiths” it’s easy to forget that Shakespeare wrote his plays for a wide audience. And he didn’t just invent plots and characters out of thin air. Shakespeare scholars have identified many of the Bard’s influences, but one of the biggest was only discovered in the last year or so, with the help of anti-plagiarism software.