Shakespeare primary source for the play Romeo and Juliet was a poem by Arthur Brooke. It was called The Tragical history of Romeos and luliet.
Shakespeare made this play because he was inspired by his grieving son. His son was called Hamnet and died of an unknown illness and in the same year Shakespeare make the play called hamlet.
Shakespeare wrote Macbeth to show his allegiance to the new king James and to queen Elizabeths Scottish nephew, which show the disastrous effect of overthrowing a throne.
Shakespeare was inspired by the character in history alot for example "Julius caesar". He was a Roman politician and military general
William shakespeare is inspired by this madness in Kingdom of King lear. It depicts the gradual descent into madness of the title character, after he disposes of his kingdom by giving requests to two of his three daughters.
The twelfth night was written to close of the Christmas season.The first recorded performance was in 2nd February 1602 at Candlemas. the play was not published until 1623.
Shakespeare was inspired by the stories he heard or read from other, he is also inspired by historic figures and his kings and queens.