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4th Feb '17 4:31:08 PM Psychopompos007
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* In ''[[ComicBook/BlakeAndMortimer The Testament of William S.]]'', Shakespeare is a posthumous character. The story is set in 1958 and is an investigation about the mystery surrounding Shakespeare's real authorship of his works. [[soiler: It turns out that William Shakespeare is actually the collective pen-name of two friends, an English peasant named William Shake (who became the official face of their duo) and an Italian aristocrat named Guillermo Da Spiri. Since his family forbade him to befriend this kind of commoners, Da Spiri couldn't use his real name to sign their plays, thus the pen-name "William Shake-Speare" ("Guillermo" being the Italian equivalent of "William". Ir's also revealed that "Shakespeare" simulated his death in 1616 and fled England with his friend Da Spiri, living in Italy under a fake identity for a couple of decades..]]

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* In ''[[ComicBook/BlakeAndMortimer The Testament of William S.]]'', Shakespeare is a posthumous character. The story is set in 1958 and is an investigation about the mystery surrounding Shakespeare's real authorship of his works. [[soiler: [[spoiler: It turns out that William Shakespeare is actually the collective pen-name of two friends, an English peasant named William Shake (who became the official face of their duo) and an Italian aristocrat named Guillermo Da Spiri. Since his family forbade him to befriend this kind of commoners, Da Spiri couldn't use his real name to sign their plays, thus the pen-name "William Shake-Speare" ("Guillermo" being the Italian equivalent of "William"."William"). Ir's also revealed that "Shakespeare" simulated his death in 1616 and fled England with his friend Da Spiri, living in Italy under a fake identity for a couple of decades..]]
15th Jan '17 7:59:37 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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** Rimmer has a collection of books he treasures, and among them ''The Complete Works'' of the bard. Unfortunately, he hasn't read any of them. When asked to quote something, he cites the great monologue that starts with "NOW" something-something-something...

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** Rimmer has a collection of books he treasures, and among them ''The Complete Works'' of the bard. Unfortunately, he hasn't read any of them. When asked to quote something, he cites the great monologue that starts with "NOW" something-something-something... (Rimmer also thought his first name was Wilfred. Then again, Lister hadn't even heard of him).
25th Dec '16 7:09:45 AM DoctorNemesis
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** He doesn't appear outside of a cameo in the [[Literature/DoctorWhoMissingAdventures Missing Adventure]] ''Managra'', but he's an important background figure. The action itself revolves around a jealous, much less talented rival who crafts terrible plagiarised versions of Shakespeare's plays, which somehow manages to attract the attention of an EldritchAbomination (or what seems to be one, anyway).
25th Dec '16 6:37:01 AM DoctorNemesis
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* ''Series/UpstartCrow'', a comedy series written by Creator/BenElton and starring Creator/DavidMitchell as Shakespeare, revolves around his early career before he really hits it off. Complete with numerous ItWillNeverCatchOn moments, adventures curiously similar to his later works which end up inspiring him in a completely different direction, and an inversion of the ConspiracyTheory that someone else wrote Shakespeare's plays.
25th Dec '16 4:49:53 AM Psychopompos007
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* In ''[[ComicBook/BlakeAndMortimer The Testament of William S.]]'', Shakespeare is a fictional character. The story is set in 1958 and is an investigation about the mystery surrounding Shakespeare's real authorship of his works. [[soiler: It turns out that William Shakespeare is actually the collective pen-name of two friends, an English peasant named William Shake (who became the official face of their duo) and an Italian aristocrat named Guillermo Da Spiri. Since his family forbade him to befriend this kind of commoners, Da Spiri couldn't use his real name to sign their plays, thus the pen-name "William Shake-Speare" ("Guillermo" being the Italian equivalent of "William". Ir's also revealed that "Shakespeare" simulated his death in 1616 and fled England with his friend Da Spiri, living in Italy under a fake identity for a couple of decades..]]

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* In ''[[ComicBook/BlakeAndMortimer The Testament of William S.]]'', Shakespeare is a fictional posthumous character. The story is set in 1958 and is an investigation about the mystery surrounding Shakespeare's real authorship of his works. [[soiler: It turns out that William Shakespeare is actually the collective pen-name of two friends, an English peasant named William Shake (who became the official face of their duo) and an Italian aristocrat named Guillermo Da Spiri. Since his family forbade him to befriend this kind of commoners, Da Spiri couldn't use his real name to sign their plays, thus the pen-name "William Shake-Speare" ("Guillermo" being the Italian equivalent of "William". Ir's also revealed that "Shakespeare" simulated his death in 1616 and fled England with his friend Da Spiri, living in Italy under a fake identity for a couple of decades..]]
25th Dec '16 4:49:39 AM Psychopompos007
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* In ''[[ComicBook/BlakeAndMortimer The Testament of William S.]]'', Shakespeare is a fictional character. The story is set in 1958 and is an investigation about the mystery surrounding Shakespeare's real authorship of his works. [[soiler: It turns out that William Shakespeare is actually the collective pen-name of two friends, an English peasant named William Shake (who became the official face of their duo) and an Italian aristocrat named Guillermo Da Spiri. Since his family forbade him to befriend this kind of commoners, Da Spiri couldn't use his real name to sign their plays, thus the pen-name "William Shake-Speare" ("Guillermo" being the Italian equivalent of "William". Ir's also revealed that "Shakespeare" simulated his death in 1616 and fled England with his friend Da Spiri, living in Italy under a fake identity for a couple of decades..]]
19th Dec '16 11:27:58 AM JulianLapostat
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Most of the fiction about Shakespeare has him experiencing things that mirror his writing, with the implication that they served as inspiration. Specifically, often many of these things are portrayed as true:

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Many of them revolve around the trope of BiographyAClef. Most of the fiction about Shakespeare has him experiencing things that mirror his writing, with the implication that they served as inspiration. Specifically, often many of these things are portrayed as true:
29th Nov '16 5:52:17 PM TropesForever
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* ''Series/RedDwarf'':
** Will Shakespeare is the greatest playwright in the parallel universe as well, though he is not a he: Her full name was Wilma Shakespeare.
** Rimmer has a collection of books he treasures, and among them ''The Complete Works'' of the bard. Unfortunately, he hasn't read any of them. When asked to quote something, he cites the great monologue that starts with "NOW" something-something-something...


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* In ''WebComic/HarkAVagrant'' he appeared as a ProfessionalButtKisser: [[http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=262 See the joking portrayal of him]] from him likely writing ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'' to appeal to King James I.
-->'''Witch:''' Banquo's sons will be kings, yes
-->Each one will get handsomer and handsomer until King James I
-->'''King James:''' ''(starry-eyed)'' Did that really happen
-->'''Shakespeare:''' Yes
27th Nov '16 3:03:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* "[[http://www.tor.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=story&id=17973 We Haven't Got There Yet]]" by Creator/HarryTurtledove is a short story in which Shakespeare attends a performance of ''RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead'' [[spoiler:performed by an involuntarily time-traveling acting troupe from 2066.]]

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* "[[http://www.tor.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=story&id=17973 We Haven't Got There Yet]]" by Creator/HarryTurtledove is a short story in which Shakespeare attends a performance of ''RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead'' ''Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead'' [[spoiler:performed by an involuntarily time-traveling acting troupe from 2066.]]
28th Sep '16 12:57:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* Shakespeare in ''IrregularWebcomic'' is an office worker who writes ''Literature/HarryPotter'' SelfInsertFic in his spare time. His office mates include Mercutio, a SmallNameBigEgo; and Ophelia, who has a crush on him but doesn't quite get his interests.

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* Shakespeare in ''IrregularWebcomic'' ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' is an office worker who writes ''Literature/HarryPotter'' SelfInsertFic in his spare time. His office mates include Mercutio, a SmallNameBigEgo; and Ophelia, who has a crush on him but doesn't quite get his interests.
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