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William Shakespeare

Where did William Shakespeare get his ideas from?

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2017-03-16 17:30:27

Shakespeare borrowed most of his plots from history books, other

plays, poetry and stories. For his characters, Shakespeare got his

ideas mainly from himself. He did have influences through out his

writing, but his ideas, and the form of compassion he wrote with

made him one of the best writers in History.

Shakespeare also got his ideas mostly from books he had read.

Holinshed's Chronicles and Plutarch's lives were big sources for

him. Sometimes he got his ideas from older plays; there was an

older Hamlet for example.

Some of his ideas, like his ideas for plots, came from books he

read. The rich characters, the beautiful lines and the astonishing

vocabulary all came out of his shiny head.

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