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The Subtle Poetic
Reference You
Might Have
Missed In The
Sandman
By ALEX WELCH

THIS STORY CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR..."The Sandman" Season 1

SPOILER WARNING!

Fans of "The Sandman" will undoubtedly be delighted to discover that the Netflix series remains remarkably faithful to Gaiman's original text. The series even includes one notable tavern conversation between Dream and a particular famous playwright, which features one of many Easter eggs you likely missed in "The Sandman" Season 1.
In Episode 6, Dream overhears a conversation between two playwrights named Will Shaxberd, which is the series' interpretation of William Shakespeare. The scene was lifted directly from the comic book series, and its inclusion in the Netflix adaptation leads fans to discover a fun detail about it for the first time.
Dream and Shaxberd's first conversation is written entirely in iambic pentameter, AKA the rhythm structure Shakespeare frequently employed in his poems and plays. The "Sandman" detail in question was confirmed on Twitter by Gaiman himself, who responded to the fan who noticed it by simply writing, "Big smile."