The players have often mentioned it as an honour to Shakespeare, that . . . he never blotted out a line. My answer hath been, "Would he had blotted a thousand!" --Ben Jonson
And now, something new from the man who brought you Hamlet?
"Every relic counts," said Harvard Professor Emeritus Harry Levin. "Shakespeare's work has ceased to be a literary consideration. It has become part of our culture, almost part of our ideology and religion."
"This is a second-rate, hack work," countered Columbia's Edward W. Tayler. "It's clumsy, inept. It's a clunker. It's quite clear to anyone who doesn't have...