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Who called Shakespeare upstart crow and why?

Robert Greene said this. Most of the playwrights of the day, such as Kyd, Marlowe, and Greene himself, were University men. Shakespeare, on the other hand, had only a grammar (MORE)

Why did Robert greene call shakespeare Upstart Crow?

Shakespeare had only a grammar school education yet was competingwith writers who had graduated from university. That made him anupstart. The implication of "crow" is not clea (MORE)

Why was Shakespeare considered an upstart by many of his fellow playwrights?

At the beginning of his career, the playwriting field was dominated by writers who had university degrees, like Marlowe and Nashe and Greene and Lyly and Peele. These guys wer (MORE)