William Shakespeare

How did he affect the Renaissance?

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All the words a stage; And all the men and women merely players."

- William Shakespeare (As You Like It)

Who Was He?

William Shakespeare was a poet and a playwright who lived in the later of the Renaissance. He was born in the UK April 23, 1564 and he died on his birthday in 1616. He had gone to the New King's School. His wife was named Anne Hathaway

How Did He Affect The Renaissance?

Shakespeare had influenced the Renaissance by standardizing the English language and expanding its vocabulary, deepening the humanity of the characters in his plays through emotional complexity and using elaborate references to Greek and Roman mythology in his writing. Shakespeare created new words and expressions that enabled English to become a much more precise artistic tool.