If Shakespeare were an American, would he write music, using his words to cash in on albums and concerts? I would say he could be a better Woody Allen, but alas he was Catholic and not a Jew. Would he write for TV, could he make top writer for The Simpsons?
Or would he have been a modern Van Gogh, quietly writing plays while supported by a brother? It takes a culture to produce a Shakespeare, and America is a market instead.