The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.140  Saturday, 31 March 2012


From:        Mark Fenton <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         March 23, 2012 8:48:00 PM EDT

Subject:    Any interest? 


I’m going to put a very big question to the readers of SHAKSPER. Do we need another writer of the likes of William Shakespeare today?


Let me put before you the readers of SHAKSPER the following scenario: It seems that my style of writing plays is very similar to a certain William Shakespeare. In other words the man that, supposedly by commentators of days past, cannot be imitated, is in fact easy to emulate.


Whilst I do not consciously try to imitate his style, the fact is that my style and Shakespeare’s are indeed very similar. I know that this forum is reserved mostly for the works of Shakespeare, but I thought that it was as good a place as any to render an opinion of my work.


If indeed there is a need for a work of the calibre of Shakespeare's that is still needed nowadays, I would be most interested to know, otherwise the style similarity—although a little interesting—may be of no value to literature whatsoever.


However, if there is any interest in my work at all, please comment, and I may send a small sample for people to judge for themselves. If there are no comments at all, then it must be considered that even if another writer of a similar style to that of William Shakespeare did happen to come along—then no one would have the slightest possible interest in the matter at all, and if indeed this were the case, then this world is a place of very deep concern indeed.


Mark Fenton


[Editor’s Note: Moderating aint easy. . . . details omitted. . . If anyone is interested in this, please contact Mark Fenton privately: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  --Hardy M. Cook, Editor] 


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