17 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Shakespeare

16. Hitler used Shakespeare’s play to get inspiration for a Nazi arena

After he committed suicide, it was discovered that in one of his sketchbooks. Adolf Hitler had drawn a sketch of Julius Caesar’s staging. The design created by Hitler around the Shakespeare’s portrayal had neo-classical architecture. The arena that was designed after it would hold Nazi rallies in the future at Nuremberg.



It is said that Hitler greatly admired the Roman Empire. (So this one is not on Bard of Avon, Hitler probably would’ve gone for a “Caesar setting” without the play). Many historians and researchers have verified the fact that Hitler enjoyed reading William Shakespeare. It is normal for a military dictator to enjoy works of a brilliant writer but you have to admit the thought of these two doesn’t really go together – isn’t it?


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