Dylan and Shakespeare: Birds of a Feather

When did Dylan first start getting compared with Shakespeare? I believe that at some point in the 90’s such a comparison was being made, though at the moment I’m not finding it. This reviewer from the Guardian made the comparison explicit when Love and Theft was released. His review was written the day before the Twin Towers were slammed into, published that morning and lost in the rubble. It’s an explicit comparison by a longtime fan named Matthew Tempest. Interesting name, inasmuch as that was Shakespeare’s last play and now the title of Dylan’s last studio album of original songs…

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Ed Newman

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