From Rick Hoffenberg ’94’s letter: “such claims that Shakespeare didn’t write his own plays smack of an ugly elitism denying the possibility that ordinary people can be geniuses." 

Well said.

As an avid fan of the Bard and a reader of all the popular literature about him (but not the academic works), I wholeheartedly agree with this opinion.

I once read that all of those who feel that Stratford Shakespeare was not the true author have in common that they are intellectual snobs. Not my words, someone else’s, but it has stayed with me.

People of intellect and education have a difficult time accepting that there could be someone of such intellect and creativity, but lacking higher education, able to accomplish so much.

Rodney A. Johnson ’72
Baltimore, Md.