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Shakespeare's influence on today
Transcript of Shakespeare's influence on today
By Idil, Saira and Omari.
Influence on Film
Influence on Theatre
Influence on Music
Shakespeare in Modern Movies
William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright. He was born on the 23rd April 1564
Various film adaptations have been produced of Shakespeare's plays. For example, Baz Luhrman's and Franco Zeffirelli's noted adaptations of "Romeo and Juliet".
Other notable film adaptations include the likes of:
The Lion King (1994): based on 'Hamlet'.
10 Things I Hate About You (1999): based on 'The Taming of the Shrew'.
She's The Man (2006): based on 'Twelfth Night'.
Some lyrics that Shakespeare influenced with his characters and/or his plays include: "That you were Romeo, you were throwing pebbles and my daddy said stay away from Juliet" (Taylor Swift, Love Story)
Shakespeare's plays have continued to play an immense role in theatre today.
For instance, in Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare created a combined romance and tragedy genre. Before Shakespeare, romance wasn't considered worthy enough to evoke tragedy.
Who was Shakespeare?
in Stratford-upon-Avon and died on 23rd April 1616.
Shakespeare also had seven siblings: Joan, Margaret, Gilbert, Joan II, Anne, Richard and Edmund.
His earlier plays were mainly comedies and histories, such as "Henry VI", "The Merchant of Venice" and Richard II.
He later went on to produce some of his most famous tragedies such as "Hamlet",
"Macbeth" and "Othello."
Many famous writers have used Shakespeare
as a major influence on their work. For example,
writers such as: Charles Dickens, Agatha Christie,
John Steinbeck and various others have used Shakespeare's work as a title of their own.
For instance, Shakespeare's "As You Like It" includes the lines:
"Under the green wood tree / Who loves to lie with me / And turn his merry note / Unto the sweet bird's throat."
Thomas Hardy , a famous poet and novelist,
chose "Under The Greenwood Tree" as a title
for one of his greatest novels.
Many respected composers have admitted to using Shakespeare as an influence, such as:
Samuel Barber, Ernost Bloch and Louis Berlioz.
William Shakespeare was an artist who has inspired various forms of art and therefore has created a massive impact on modern day society in many ways, ranging from theatre to literature.
Shakespeare's work has lasted in that at one point, they once entertained the Kings and Queens and continue to be essential in that schools across the world study Shakespeare .