How Did William Shakespeare Influence Society

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A sensational dramatist and poet in addition to the son of the town bailiff, William Shakespeare had grown to become one of the most universally-known figures, whose thought-invoking plays and sonnets have enraptured the minds of people and continue to do so even to this day. While growing up in the town of Stratford Upon Avon in a household of ___, his father’s prominent position allowed him to have an education in the local grammar school. There, Shakespeare was taught Latin, a skill that was later used in several of his works. Following his hasty marriage to Anne Hathaway and the birth of his three children, Shakespeare moved to London in pursue of a career as a playwright. In London, he made a name for himself and eventually found fame …show more content…
Known for his daring and elaborate plays, it is not surprising that Shakespeare later inspired films, songs, and musicals. According to The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare, as the idea of Shakespeare became popular again during the 1990s, several films such as Looking for Richard (1995) began to show up in the film industry ( ). The film . . . (about WS, life, etc. ) Other adaptations of his work include ----------- which were based on ---------- These films reintroduced Shakespeare and his work to newer generations and “testifies that Shakespeare remains a powerful resource in popular culture . . .” ( ). However, Shakespeare 's popularity is not only limited to the film and music industry. Many areas around the world dedicate Shakespeare and his work through other mediums. For example, theatre festivals such as “The Oregon Shakespeare Festival has been one of the stars of the Shakespeare firmament since it was founded in 1935” (New York Times). Each year, this festival devotes itself to producing and performing several for Shakespeare’s finest plays such as Hamlet and Richard II for the enjoyment of guests, showing that Shakespeare continues to impact the arts and people in today’s modern …show more content…
Shakespeare’s immeasurable life achievements in his plays and poems has made him iconic among literary critics, authors, and teachers alike. While his plotlines are quite fascinating, it is his writing techniques that gained him acclaim over other aspiring writers. Shakespeare has a remarkable ability to write “with such fluidity of thought, word, rhythm, and sound that the work is presented in a complex manner, but is not unintelligible, even for the inexperienced reader” (Jenson). His writing techniques--which involve prose, verse, and also figurative devices--enabled him to skillfully paint images of what he wants audiences to envision in each scene and be able to feel at a loss at one moment, and laughter in the next. If a person were to reread a line in one of his works a second time again, they would notice a new fact about the character’s personality or the plot they did not see before that might change how they saw the scene the first time (Jenson). Shakespeare’s powerful passages and techniques are evidence as to why people are still researching and analyzing his works, because he was one of the first writers to revolutionize literature and show what could be created with the use of prose, verse and other figurative devices. Later works inspired by Shakespeare himself confirmed his popularity and impact on the world of

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