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When you consider the influence of Shakespeare on the modern playwright, it cannot mean purely the choice of plots, since Shakespeare borrowed them from other sources and from history. The lessons he teaches are not merely narrative or certainly those of architecture but individual ones of texture. Shakespeare was an actor, whether great or even good is of no importance. What is certain is that he had to have been a very interesting actor to write works such as King Lear and The Comedy of Errors. He knew in the most delicate detail the possibilities of the actor's skills and elevated them to the level of the great ("Everything Shakespeare" np).
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Playwrights catered to this patriotism by writing chronicles, or history plays, Sh... ... middle of paper ... ...aying the lives of kings and royalty in most human terms. He also begins the interweaving, in these histories of comedy and tragedy. This would become one of his stylistic signatures. Due to this talent one seeing a Shakespearean play got a does of culture, history, and grammar all in one sitting. Shakespeare knew his history well, but often he changed the simple facts to suit the medium of the play.
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