Shakespeare, A Stoner?

by Rachel Baker on September 15, 2015

This is completely and utterly one of those nonsense articles in that there is nothing conclusive at all. That said, doesn’t it seem more likely than not when you really sit down and think about the effects (good and bad) drugs and alcohol has had on some of our most prolific and/or beloved authors?

For those of you Shakespearean purists out there, fear not, its probably just that he threw some pretty crazy parties for his actor buddies, as evidenced by the pipes found in the garden and not the house…I would suspect the revered bard only watched the fun through his window… 😉

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Stoner Shakespeare? Scientists say pipes from playwright’s garden contain cannabis

Did the greatest playwright the world has ever known have a taste for the wacky tobaccy? Did William Shakespeare have a case of the munchies while penning “Macbeth”?

The answer may very well be “yes” after a group of South African scientists found that clay pipes recovered from the garden of the Bard’s home contain traces of cannabis.

The researchers examined fragments of 24 clay pipes that were recovered from the garden of Shakespeare’s home in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, as well as from surrounding houses. After examining the fragments using a gas chromatography technique, the scientists found that eight of the pipes contained traces of cannabis, one contained nicotine, and two contained traces of cocaine derived from Peruvian coca leaves. Four of the pipes containing cannabis came from Shakespeare’s property.

This article was written by: Rachel Baker – Click to follow on Twitter; or you can follow her at The Crafty Veteran on Bloglovin. You can also follow her writing about women veteran interests at Shield Sisters

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