Why is Shakespeare considered one of the greatest writers of all time?
Shakespeare's works have been a major influence on subsequent theatre. Not only did Shakespeare create some of the most admired plays in Western literature, he also transformed English theatre by expanding expectations about what could be accomplished through characterisation, plot, action, language, and genre. His poetic artistry helped raise the status of popular theatre, permitting it to be admired by intellectuals as well as by those seeking pure entertainment That's a good answer. I've also heard it said that Shakespheare's contribution to cultural history during the modern period is the invention of the personality or the psyche. Can someone expalin this?
That is a difficult question, seeing how most of the popular writers today get a lot of fame but are horrible writers. Nobody in these times could hold a candle to Shakespeare. During Shakespeare's time most people would say Christopher Marlowe but there were some other decent writers at the time such as Ben Jonson and Thomas Kyd. Kyd's play The Spanish Tragedy was the single most popular play of the time.
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He worked in poetry and drama. Most great writers are not very good outside their main field of drama or poetry or fiction--they succeed at one only. He was successful in comedy and tragedy. Moliere and Wilde and Shaw are great in comedy, less so in serious works. Tolstoy, Kafka, and the Brontes don't really have funny moments. Shakespeare excelled at both. He has lasted the test of time. Racine and Corneille, great in their…
Shakespeare has endured as the world's greatest writer because he used themes that are still relevant today and people can relate to the stories. Some themes he wrote about include love, tragedy, madness, honesty, and think before you act. Shakespeare also created words and phrases we still use today.
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How famous is famous? Many people in London knew about his plays when he was only about 28 years old, in 1592, when Robert Greene published a satirical pamphlet quoting from one of Shakespeare's plays. Shakespeare had probably only written three or four plays at that time, but he was making his name. At the time of his retirement in 1613, Shakespeare was probably London's best-known playwright. Although considered old-fashioned by the theatregoers of the…