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Influence On the 21st Century

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vannie k

on 16 April 2014

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There are many television series and movies that have references to Shakespeare's play or have a plot that is loosely based off of his plays. Many of them are based off of
Romeo & Juliet

Notable Television Series:
Star Trek

Notable Movies:
Thor: The Dark World
The Lion King
Warm Bodies

TV & Films
Done By: Chareena.V and Vannie.K
William Shakespeare
Influences On the 21st Century
"O Romeo, Romeo!Wherefore art thou Romeo?"
-Romeo & Juliet,
Act 2, Scene 2

One of many famous lines from Shakespeare’s plays. Shakespeare has become one of the most remembered writers in language history, as he added almost
30,000 new words
to the English language.

He has become an inspiration to many writers. With respect to his use of
literacy devices such as
Characters such as Romeo, Hamlet , Lady Macbeth can all be easily identified in the current society as Shakespeare’s plays have become a part of our lives.

"Romeo, take me somewhere we can be alone.
I'll be waiting; all that's left to do is run.
You'll be the prince and I'll be the princess,
It's a love story, baby, just say, 'Yes.'"
Shakespeare's romantic play Romeo and Juliet was the inspiration to Taylor Swift's hit song "Love Story."

The song outlines the true love the characters have for each other; as star cross'd lovers.
Shakespeare has inspired many songwriters with Romeo and Juliet as the theme of fate is idolized in many songs today.

Just like this song many of Shakespeare's themes of tragic, romantic, and fury are portrayed in modern music.

Shakespeare's plays are still presented today ironically they are more popular today then when he was alive.

Modern plays have adapted to the current society's conflicts, attitudes, and interests. Ex: The Taming of the Shrew,a tacky, upper-class sort, where the characters are obsessed with iPhones,and Starbucks.

Shakespeare's influence is significant this is shown through relatable storylines, complex characters, and modern Broadway shows.

He has changed theatre into a way a large amount of people can understand him.
Thanks to Shakespeare, literature has evolved a great deal.
Characters have been given more life over the years

Themes such as betrayal, love, and hatred in Shakespeare's play have become universal themes

His plays are being taught in schools and playwrights/screenwriters continue to adapt his plays to suit the modern era.

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