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Shakespeare had a really long poem by Arthur Brooke titled, ‘The tragical history of Romeus and Juliet’ – a tale of Verona’s ill-fated lovers, before he started writing ‘Romeo and Juliet’ around 1596.
Plagiarism check softwares are devised to match two set of texts and designed to answer a simple question – Did person ‘A’ use work from someone else? It cannot make judgments about proper citation, coincidence, or malice.
I consider all the charges of plagiarism against the Bard – absurd with capital A. He did use already known plots and stories for his dramas but then there are only seven basic plots in world and all fiction revolves around them. What interested me more at the Verona convention on Bard was – Who actually was William Shakespeare and did he ever visit Verona?
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