By: Autumn Ping
Shakespeare wrote close to 1/10 of the most quoted lines ever written or spoken in English.
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Furness, H. (2013). Shakespeare's plays will be re-written in prose for a modern audience as part of the Hogarth project [Photograph]. Retrieved from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/10294868/You-have-got-to-be-mad-authors-to-rewrite-Shakespeare.html
Sayings like "heart of gold" and "a piece of work" are examples of quotes we still use today.
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Hamlet takes place in Denmark in the medieval period.
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Shakespeare's many themes include certainty, uncertainty, action, acting recklessly, death and revenge.
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He was not only a play writer, he was also a poet.
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Shakespeare uses the iambic pentameter in a majority of his plays.
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