Rocky - Many Writers were influenced by Shakespeare. Some writers obsessing and worshiping over Shakespeare. Some famous people who were influenced by Shakespeare are "Charles Dickens" "Herman Melville" and many more. George Bernard even made a term ("Bardolatry") for people who worshipped Shakespeare.
Baikoon - The play "Romeo and Juliet" was inspire from a poem write by Arthur Brooke. But Arthur Brooke didn't come up with the idea by himself. Arthur Brooke got the idea from a French poem by Pierre Boaistuau which was inspire by Italian story by Matteo Bandello. Actually most of his play came from Italy.
Rocky - We know that Shakespeare had a big impact on literature. If you have every used the phrase "In a Pickle" or "With bated Breath" You are using phrases from Shakespeare's Plays. A lot of commonly used Phrases come from Shakespeare's Plays
Rocky - Shakespeare's Plays had a big impact on literature. Shakespeare was born at a time when English was under going a big transformation. In Shakespeare's Works he made up words by adding words together we are not sure how many words he created but we think we still commonly use 1,700 of Shakespeare's words.
Rocky - Believe it or not Shakespeare's Works were influenced by other Authors. Shakespeare's Play "Hamlet" was based on "Amleth" a Norse legend written by Saxo Grammaticus in Latin around 1200 AD. Another Author/Philosopher called Plutarch traveled around Greece and other places and wrote biographies of soldiers and statesmen around 46 - 120AD. Plutarch publish his work called "Parallel lines" which Shakespeare used to write "Julius Caesar" "Antony and Cleopatra" and many more plays.
Baikoon - Shakespeare wrote many type of play like histories, tragedies and comedies. Some of them are even base on history of king of England.People on the street sometime inspire Shakespeare. King and queen inspire Shakespeare, like when King James come to throne he made "Macbeth". Sometime Shakespeare write play on country like when he write "Twelfth Night and A Merchant of Venice" which was base on Italy. Shakespeare like taking story from old book mostly from Latin and Greek and adapt it.
Baikoon - Shakespeares was a really great actor and everyone known of his great acting. Then he wrote 2 very long poem. After writing he realized that he could become a great writer. He wrote the play and something played himself, his play attract many audiences in 16th.
Baikoon - Shakespeare have inspired many artiest with his play. The picture used in this one is the play called "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" drew by Edwin Landseer(1848-1851). Edwin Landseer was a animal portraits artiest in Britain and the scene he painted was when one of the man there head turned into a donkey and a girl was given the love potion .