William Shakespeare

Influencing the Western Culture

How did Shakespeare have the greatest influence on the Western culture?

Hundreds of words invented by Shakespeare have been passed into common usage and many of his phrases have become proverbs. Shakespeare's plays have been translated into many languages and are still performed all over the world today. Almost everyone in the Western World has read one of Shakespeare's plays.


When did Shakespeare have the greatest influence?

Shakespeare has been influencing the world for over 400 years after is death. Many of his plays have become award winning books and movies. His plays are still considered one of the most influential and important literary of all times.


What was one of Shakespeare's famous plays?

One of Shakespeare's famous plays was Romeo and Juliet, a romantic tragedy, published in 1592. This popular play has become an all time favorite for many. Romeo and Juliet has been seen in many cultures as plays and movies. Other popular plays are Hamlet, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Othello, and The Merchant of Venice.