Some historians are putting forth the theory that Shakespeare was a schoolteacher at some point in his life. I personally wonder if he’d be any good at teaching English today, or if he’d just ruin the works of Shakespeare for a bunch of year 12 kids, like so many English teachers are wont to do.

I don’t think anybody has seriously suggested yet that perhaps Shakespeare’s students wrote his plays, but there are certainly stupider theories about the authorship of Shakespeare. People really don’t want Shakespeare to have written the works of Shakespeare, it seems; I personally guess that it’s because his prodigious output makes them feel lazy.

We’ve made jokes (indirectly) about Shakespeare before.