The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0039 Sunday, 10 January 1999.
From: Simon Spiero <
Date: Sunday, 10 Jan 1999 10:25:36 -0800
Subject: 10.0031 Re: Personality; Marlowe; Coleridge
Comment: RE: SHK 10.0031 Re: Personality; Marlowe; Coleridge
There is little doubt about the satisfaction of many of us in
Shakespeare coming "Top of the Poll" in the BBC Radio 4 "British
Personality of the Millenium " Contest.
However not all of the other contestants were as "daft" as Baldric. I
gather that among serious contenders there could have been Queen
Elizabeth I and Samuel Johnson.
Charles Darwin appeared to have come fourth and the second most popular
was Winston Churchill ,of course. Still ,the Bard's genius won out in