Useless Quarantine Fact #30 – Bill Shakes
Useless Quarantine Fact #30
In an attempt to prevent the plague from spreading back in Shakespeare’s time, many public places were shut down until things improved.
That’s why theaters were closed in Jan. 1593 and didn’t reopen until the spring of 1594.
This closure meant that playwrights like William Shakespeare were temporarily out of work.
And that’s when the Bard spent his time writing poetry instead of focusing on his famous plays. It’s likely when he began his 154 sonnets.
The same thing happening today has lead Bad Boys 4 Life to be the highest grossing movie of 2020