Brecht and Shakespeare

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Apart from being a legend in his own lifetime, William Shakespeare remains one of the most influential writers for centuries to come. Even though he might have been writing four hundred years ago, there is still a lot of breakthroughs that Shakespeare made in terms of literary competence, which are a benchmark for modern writers as well.


To begin with, it would be imperative to talk about William Shakespeare's history. Born to a glove maker in the year 1564, Shakespeare grew up with a strong penchant for the unusual. This has characterised his writing in more ways than one. He married Anne Hathaway and went onto become one of the greatest playwrights and poets the world has ever seen. (Neilson et al, 1913)
style of writing is concerned, his nuances and detailing have been a benchmark for many a writer. On a more personal note, William Shakespeare's life reflects the story of a boy from a provincial town who made it to the top without any money or connections to support his talent or dreams. Besides influencing the theaterical scene in more ways than one, Shakespeare has been creadited with the creation of the most splendid plays the world has ever seen. He had the power to revolutionalise theatre and he actually achieved that aim with the creation of the most admired plays in Western Literature. As a matter of fact, in various poarts of the world, his ideals revolving around romance have affected modern day writers in Asian countries as well - Rabindra Nath Tagore (a great Indian playwright), and Harivansh Rai Bachchan (a renowned Indian poet) - to name a few. ...
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