- What did Shakespeare spend his money on?
- Did he keep a pet?
- Was he a fan of lighting and sound effects?
- What is his most overrated play?
Of course it’s all conjecture, but at least it’s conjecture from the experts who have at least a reasonable argument to back up their points. The first question, about Shakespeare’s sexuality, is likely to drive most of us a little batty (“Whatever he was, at parties he would certainly have gone home with the best-looking person in the room”), but other answers are more factual and less frustrating.
I have to admit, they cover topics I’d never thought of. Or, rather, thought I’d known the obvious answer to. Was Will a good drinking buddy, or more shy and standoff-ish? Did Will Kemp really leave their group because of creative differences? How often (and when and why) did he get back to Stratford?