Have you ever written yourself into a corner and found yourself trapped in a plot complication that seems impossible to untangle? Consider doing what Shakespeare often did in such situations: introduce convenient pirates!
Thanks to my pocket dramaturg, Kate Pitt, for once again consulting with me on this, and for compiling a list of Shakespearean Pirate Names:
A list of Shakespeare pirates:— Kate Pitt (@KatePitt) May 14, 2019
-Antonio (denied by the accused)
They all have appropriate pirate-y names until the end – I'm pretty sure Walter escaped from Penzance. (h/t to @GoodTickleBrain for the inspiration)