Four centuries have passed since Shakespeare wrote his last play. However, his characters, plots, and prose are alive now as they were when the plays were initially staged during 16th and 17th centuries. For students who study literature and writing, Shakespearean works are a necessary reading. Although his plot lines are drawn from other literature, what he did with the stories made him brilliant. The plays have been performed in many languages, on screen and stage and at many festivals around the world.
There are several reasons that make Shakespeare’s works withstand the test of time. First, he creates complicated and three-dimensional characters. These characters appear very human– with negative and positive attributes– and regularly question the world around them. These characters appeal to almost any audience.
Second, after taking the stories, he weaved the plots together in captivating ways. He used to take ideas from various sources and put them organised in the episodic structure. Then, he waved a story that attracted attention throughout.
Finally, Shakespeare wrote beautiful poetry. His skills were unparalleled. Many of his quotes are still in common use today. Many people use Shakespeare’s quotes without knowing.
If you are a creative writer, read all the Shakespeare’s work. His work may inspire you to be a great writer.