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Is shakespeare's play an accurate portrayal of history? why or why not/

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underwood18 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 14, 2007 at 9:11 PM via web

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Is shakespeare's play an accurate portrayal of history? why or why not/

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janeyb | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted March 14, 2007 at 11:33 PM (Answer #2)

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Shakespeare actually took factual events and made them fictional. Although the people and base story existed Shakespeare added the dialogue and drama. It is impossible to know exactly what was said or how it happened, so Shakespeare fictionalized it.

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