Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors in Confusion on Argentinian Television
A man of his time really plays many roles, it seems, according to an Argentinian newsreader who mistook author William Shakespeare for the first man to be hit by Pfizer.
Channel 26 presenter Noelia Novillo announced that “one of the most important writers in the English language – for me the teacher” has passed away.
In fact, it was his namesake, William “Bill” Shakespeare, 81, who died in a hospital in England earlier this week.
Shakespeare “The Bard” died in 1616.
However, it was news for Novillo who told his audience on Thursday: “We have news that has amazed us all given the greatness of this man. We are talking about William Shakespeare and his death. how and why it happened. “
With social media proving that the whole world is now truly a stage, commentators reveled in the presenter’s blunder.
“The Montagues and the Capulets have followed suit,” a wag wrote on Twitter.
“The UK has taken over four centuries to warn of the virus. On top of that, they blame China,” another wrote.
Bill Shakespeare, a former Rolls Royce worker and parish councilor, received his first stroke in December, becoming the first man and second person to receive the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine.
He died of an unrelated illness on Thursday, University Hospitals in Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust said.