News comes that Shakespeare's church, Holy Trinity in Stratford, which houses the Bard's burial site, is in danger of caving in. Funds are sought to keep this from happening.
This raises the question of his grave -- and the strange poem carved on it.
There are four lines of doggerel, which end like this: "And curst be he that moves my bones."
The fact that the little epitaph is of such poor quality lends support to those who claim that someone else, not the person buried in Shakespeare's grave, wrote the Shakespeare plays.
Afer all, they claim, could anyone capable of writing this trivial, poor-quality doggerel possibly be the person who wrote the 37 plays and 154 sonnets that are the greatest works in our literary history?
It doesn't convince me, but it's an interesting question. Do you have an opinion?
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