Fantastical

Shakespeare did not understand the meaning of fantastical.

He didn’t see into its derivation. The word traveled from Ancient Mongolia to Ancient Greece (then Italy) around 450BC. Fantastic means related to what is real. It is not an escape from reality.

It is reality.

Shakespeare, “Twelfth Night”, Act 1 Scene 1, Orsino: “If music be the food of love…” – BBC
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