I love this episode SO MUCH because no one ever in fact explained what happened there. This is some Stephen King thing, when the author scares you to death and leaves you without any explanation so you have to think it up yourself, and it’s just… wow.
I didn’t understand that reference at first so I looked it up and apparently there were fifty-seven academics who theorized that Shakespeare was gay/bisexual.
Also, sonnet 57 is supposed to be about a guy that Shakespeare was in love with.
The Doctor remarks at one point in this episode that a skull looks like that of a Sycorax. Shakespeare claims he’s using that word, as he likes it. There is a Shakespeare character called Sycorax. #researchpayskids