Who told Lies, and was Burned to Death Matilda told such Dreadful Lies, It made one Gasp and Stretch one’s Eyes; Her Aunt, who, from her Earliest Youth, Had kept a Strict Regard for Truth, Attempted to Believe Matilda: The effort very nearly killed her, And would have done so, had not She Discovered this […]

Puns & Butter: A Half-Act Play

Granola, orange juice, and squash. Part of a complete breakfast.

The scene: A breakfast table, finely set. Two unknown figures seated at either end. Both speak in King’s English. A: Please pass the puns. B: The what? A: The puns. The puns and butter. I’d like some puns and butter. B: Well, if that’s what you want. [B passes something to A, which looks rather […]

Susanna Shakespeare’s Diary a Hoax

Diary entry

In 2006, Michael J. Ortiz published Swan Town: The Secret Journal of Susanna Shakespeare, which supposedly was found within the walls of a house in Stratford, England. Like many good works of art, Swan Town, purported to be a 16th-century diary of Shakespeare’s eldest daughter, has since been exposed as a sham, an entirely fictitious […]

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