Fine Literature in Shakespeare's time
April 2, 2011 4:14 PM Subscribe
I've heard from more than one academic source that Shakespeare's plays weren't considered particularly "high art" in his time, being somewhat more on the level of TV sitcoms of today. How accurate is that assessment? If it is accurate, what was
considered highbrow literature at the time and why?
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