THINK you love The Bard? You won’t when you find out he’s been hiding woke ideology in his plays for centuries. Right-wing historian Denys Finch Hatton explains:
Othello is black
When seeing this play, you presumed that casting a non-white lead was just another idiocy of our tokenistic, PC-gone-mad culture. But no, Shakespeare actually wrote it for a black man. Insane to think a guy with no flushing toilets cared about buzzwords like ‘representation’.
He’s always dressing women as men
Surprise, surprise, Shakespeare tried to pick up woke points by suggesting in Twelfth Night that a female character could dress up in a man’s clothing and the presumably pansexual Olivia would fall for her. So much for traditional values.
Hamlet is such a snowflake
Thought Hamlet was tough because he’s holding a skull? No way. Unable to get over his dad having been murdered, the whole play’s him feeling upset and needing his mental health needs met while everyone else tries to get on with ruling the kingdom. Man up, you spoilt Prince. You’re just like Harry.
Almost all of his plays are set in somewhere like Italy, Greece, Denmark or Scotland. Only the boring, historical ones take place in England, and even they besmirch the names of fine kings like Richard the Third. The Merchant of Skegness would have been better.
He encourages teenagers not to obey their parents
Sounds like someone had a spoilt millennial in their ear when they were writing Romeo & Juliet. At least the two of them learn their lesson in the end: parental approval of romantic partners is vital.
He claims a woman can love a donkey
The natural conclusion of all the cross-dressing and men falling in love with men happens in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, where Titania gets off with a donkey. Not on my watch, Shakey.