Shakespeare’s Importance

This 16th century English playwright, poet and actor is considered the most important writer in the English language, as well as one of the most famous writers of Universal Literature . Only this information should make us understand the importance that his person and works have had for later writers; Shakespeare is a teacher for many. A playwright who despite living centuries ago, has managed to imbue with his essence the works of countless contemporary authors.

Perhaps the secret to Shakespeare’s importance is connection to the public. Obviously this connection must be based on something, perhaps on the topics discussed; Shakespeare speaks and embodies human weaknesses better than anyone. It simply summarizes the enormous variety of emotions within the human being , giving rise to really complex characters. This has always fascinated, perhaps because the man himself is complex and there is always a Shakespearean character to be identified with.

Shakespeare is important also because of his great ability to use poetic language as well as dramatic resources. A true teacher who created a school; and it is that we cannot deny that at present many quotes and aphorisms of Shakespeare are used in half the world, such as “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark”, “What is in a name?” or “Now is the winter of our discontent.”

Although it is true that during his time he did not obtain much reputation, the truth is that after his death, little by little his works began to cross borders, thus becoming one of the most important writers in the history of man in the 19th century. However, it should be noted that the person of this writer has been under the gaze of skeptics. People who claimed that he had not written his works.

Perhaps this weakness for human dramas, which even the ancient Greek tragedies could not so well exemplify, was the one that made his works fit with the public. The truth is that today, most people have read a play by Shakespeare or have seen it performed in a theater; and it is that the works of this playwright are still today a safe bet for theater companies. Also, these works are considered by the actors and actresses as true artistic rectums due to the great complexity of the characters of the English playwright. An honor therefore for many, who feel lucky when they must interpret one of their classics.


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