Shakespeare 400: did he have the best playwright’s beard?

In Uncategorized on April 22, 2016 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front press release

22nd April

Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266

Shakespeare 400: did he have the best playwright’s beard?


The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, which campaigns against beardism, irrational prejudice against the hirsute, has said that with the 400th birthday of William Shakespeare being marked there is renewed interest in whether he had the best ever playwright’s beard.

The campaigners say that for a playwright a beard may provide inspiration and, more practically, something to be tugged when inspiration is lacking.

For obvious reasons there are no photos of Shakespeare’s beard, although his plays abound with hirsute references. There is however photographic evidence of some of the other great hirsute playwrights including Chekhov, Ibsen and George Bernard Shaw.

BLF organiser Keith Flett said, we’re marking Shakespeare’s 400th birthday with a snap poll on which playwright had the best beard in terms of public presence and gravitas. We’ll announce the result at midday on Saturday




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