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Transcript of shakespeare's sources
This ancient-Greek historian and philosopher became the main source for Shakespeare’s Roman plays. Plutarch produced a text called Parallel Lives in around 100 AD that contains over 40 biographies of Greek and Roman leaders. Plutarch- Source for: Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus, Julius Caesar and Timon of Athens. More of Shakespeare's Inspirations Shakespeare's greatest influences were the works of other great writers. William also got his inspiration from poeple closest to him, His family.
He gave many characters from his plays names, based off of names from loved ones. Romeo and Juliet was based off of an actual event that happened in verona in 1303. He wrote the play about the event in Verona, but embelished the characters more, and added to the overall story. Shakespeare had various sources for different genres of his written plays Play Genres Classical- Main sources were, Plutarch and Ovid GENRE Sources Historical- Main source was Raphael Holinshed Literary- Main source was Giovanni Boccaccio Different Source Types Shakespeare not only got his inspiration from other writers, poets, and people but from different language Histories. Shakespeare got some inspiration from English, Roman, Greek, Scottish, and Danish History. He also got sources from folk tales, legends, older plays, and of course, his own imagination. Cites http://www.bardweb.net/works.html