Meh. I dunno. This is going to be a short post because I’m tired, and I don’t really care if he’s real or not. The work is the work, is the work is the work. Regardless of who wrote it. Sure, sometimes an author’s background and context are essential to their literature, but in the case of Shakespeare I think it’s less important than other factors. So I don’t know if he existed, and I don’t think I really care that much.