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Shakespeare is known as a famous writer for several important reasons. Firstly, he had an uncanny ability to take 'human interest' stories from right around the world and make them not appealing...

William Shakespeare has written some of the best lyrical literary works ever to have been written.  His style and abilities have been unmatched by any other author.  One of the reasons for the success of his plays has been the choices of material.  Shakespeare used drama and comedy in his writings. Shakespeare’s themes rang as true in his era as they do in modern times.  The proof of this has been in the theatrical reinterpretation of Shakespeare’s plays. They have traveled through time and been able to be applied to the present.  The themes of "Taming of the Shrew" and "Othello" have been made into modern teenage movies that met with a popular audience.  However, the wording was not Shakespeare’s words.  William Shakespeare wrote for an audience.  He knew the likes and dislikes of mankind and how to draw them into his plays.  He was careful not to over indulge the sexual parts in his plays because he originally had only male actors.  However, with the acceptance of sexuality in modern theatre and male and females being allowed to act, his plays do not have the same restraints as they had in the past. Shakespeare’s works will continue to move forward just as time does.  I can think of three reasons that Shakespeare's works have withstood the test of time.  And all of these reasons are in spite of the fact that many of his plot lines were unoriginal; he drew... (pretty much everything that the others say) Also, he used iambic pentameter regularly in his writings, enough to be recognized by name as a technique in iambic pentameter. (Shakespearean pentameter)

There are various reasons to call Shakespeare great. Why would you call the sky so wide, and call the Everest so high? There is no limit of Shakespeare's talent. he is a genius. He could cross the limit of age,...
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