Do We Really Need To Know If Shakespeare Was A Stoner?


South African anthropologist Francis Thackeray has requested to open the grave of Shakespeare and several of his family members in hopes of learning the Bard’s cause of death and drugs of choice. Pipe fragments found in Shakespeare’s garden tested positive for marijuana and cocaine, and analyzing his fingernails and hair could determine if he used tobacco or marijuana. In addition to Shakespeare’s grave bearing the warning, “Blessed be the man that spares these stones. And cursed be he who moves my bones,” we fail to see the point in this. It seems like a lot of effort just so high school kids can ask, “Have you ever read As You Like Iton weed?”

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