What did William Shakespeare do in the Renaissance era?
Shakespeare lived his whole life in the Renaissance so anything he did was done in that era.
William Shakespeare affected the Renaissance in several ways. The Renaissance is a period of rebirth in science, art, and literature. By writing many plays, Shakespeare contributed to most of the rebirth of literature. Plays by Shakespeare are extremely well known, even today, and assist historians in discovery of the past. He wrote many plays and poems, such as Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer's Dream.
William Shakespeare was born during the English Renaissance, and as such was a Man of the Renaissance. Now does this make him a Renaissance Man like Leonardo de Venici? No since he was not involved in many different sciences or new thought processes. Master Shakespeare did in fact create some of the words we use today, like Baggage and Luggage. So in that he was a "new thinker"