William Shakespeare’s Influence on Our Language Today = #ShakespeareSunday


William Shakespeare is often credited with having a profound influence on language, literature, theater, and other elements of culture. It would not be difficult to argue that we owe most of modern storytelling’s characteristics to Shakespeare. Theater has never been the same since his plays’ first performances, and Shakespeare’s influence can be noted in everything from contemporary dialogue to expectations of audience behavior. It’s been asserted by historians that the circulation of Shakespeare’s First Folio, a bound collection of his plays that was published posthumously, began to solidify his role as one of the most important figures in history. He’s the most highly regarded dramatist in the world, and Shakespeare’s influence is just as pronounced today as it was centuries ago.





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22 Responses to William Shakespeare’s Influence on Our Language Today = #ShakespeareSunday

  1. milliethom says:

    What a great poster. It’s interesting that all those phrases, still in general use today, came from Shakespeare. Your summary of his influence on the English language, storytelling, theatre and culture is interesting, too. Thanks for sharing, MG 😀

  2. mistermuse says:

    To be under the influence of Shakespeare is elixir, but liquor is quicker. 😦

    • MG WELLS says:

      Thanks, Teagan. (((HUGS))) to You (((TOO)))! PS: If you follow, not need for me to approve comments. Wishing you many blessings and a fabulous day.

  3. I grew up reading him. Thanks for the lovely post

  4. Awesome poster and post, MG. 🙂 Thanks!

  5. MG WELLS says:

    Thanks for sharing, Bette, and enjoy your day!

  6. Tom Schultz says:

    My mother used to say, tongue in cheek, that Shakespeare used a lot of cliches–meaning, of course, that he invented them.

  7. Equipping says:

    Thanks for following my blog; you are very kind.

  8. Léa says:

    Who could get through a day without a few words from the Bard? Who would want to?

  9. MG WELLS says:

    I agree, Lea and thanks for sharing. Wishing you a lovely day.

  10. I agree with milliethom MG, Nice job with the poster. Wear your heart on your sleeve definitely sounds Shakespearean. I would have thought it came from Romeo and Juliet, but I believe it’s from Othello. Love Shakespeare, Always wondered if part of that comes from the fact we share the same birthday. I think Romeo and Juliet and Taming of the Shrew are two of my favs. Believe I saw some samples of Shakespeare’s First Folio at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. Think my fav (albeit sad) quote was I believe when Mercutio , in Romeo and Juliet says, “No, it’s not as deep as a well, or as wide as a church door, but it’s enough..”

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