Why not? In Edward Bond’s Bingo : Scenes of Money and Death, William Shakespeare has “lost his writing mojo” and is living off the profit of his real estate deals. A local landowner is trying to force him out, setting up a King Lear-esque “man who loses his kingdom” storyline (that’s from the article).
Captain Picard gets to play the man himself for a change. He must be having a grand old time with it.