He made money

It is a tricky business, using quotations from works you have not read to justify generalizations about life—especially when the works in question are dramatic masterpieces in which dozens of characters speak but the author does not. That does not stop Mr. Deasy from enlisting the Greatest English Writer in his cause of correcting Irish Catholic Ignorance. But if the old blowhard is wrong to find moral authority in Iago, he is right that Shakespeare was a capitalist entrepreneur.

JH 2020

Reconstruction of the Globe Theatre. Source: salempress.com.

Reconstruction of the Globe Theatre. Source: salempress.com.