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William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is an English writer who changed the face of literature. He wrote 37 plays and numerous poems. Shakespeare is perceived to be one of the greatest writers in English history, with people still studying, writing about and creating renditions of his works to this day.

 

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The contextual history which flows from this method is exemplified by an analysis of eighteenth-century editions of Shakespeare and the approaches they adopted to discussing Shakespeare's knowledge of geography and the natural world. The early eighteenth century edited Shakespeare in the light of subsequent knowledge of nature, thus removing him from historical context and rendering him as an eighteenth century geographer

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Emily Prins

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It is less important to note that some think Shakepseare may have been a geographer -- it is more important to note that the life of Shakespeare has been and still is ingtriguing people of all studies. People don't just fondly think of Shakespeare as a preeminant writer, they want to know more about his life. Because Shakespeare had such a substantial influence, people are constantly thinking of new ways to analyze and portray his life. From this insatiable desire to discover the real Shakespeare comes many somewhat unusual claims and theories, such as Shakepseare being a geographer.

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Shakespearean scholars over the last twenty years have been exploring how successive eras reinvent their subject. Such scholarship unsettles a fixed notion of "Shakespeare" and reverses the traditional direction of influence studies to show later authors exerting force over their precursor.

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In short, the argument of the book is that these three ideas, taken together, provide an overview of how time works as a theatrical component of Shakespeare's plays: time is material, thick, and in continual and varying forms of disharmony

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Shakespeare’s use of the adjective “mad” as a verb sparked a higher level of brain activity than the straightforward prose.

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 A recent study at Liverpool University claimed that reading Shakespeare boosts brain activity and can therefore be more beneficial to the reader's mind than present-day English writings. With his writings, Shakespeare added somewhere between 1,500-1,700 words to the English language. His sentence syntax and often unfamiliar vocabulary challenge the brain to decode and figure out the meaning of each word and sentence. Although we no longer speak or write in Elizabethan English, reading literature from that time period, such as Shakespeare, is healthy for the brain.

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we can argue truthfully that in the process of studying Shakespeare they will develop their knowledge of the English language, of literature and history.

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Subjecting Shakespeare to the tools of digital technology is not only useful but also natural. Thomas Pettitt makes the case that Shakespeare directly connects to the habits of today's student.

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Shakespeare's tragedies, comedies and poems contain themes that transcend time. His plays contain time sensitive political stabs and references, but they also contain more general themes such as maddness, love, jealous, obsession, deceit and dedication. These themes connected to people during Shakespeare's time and also to present-day people.

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His poems come alive because of the many literary devices that he used such as imagery, personification, and allusion. Reading Shakespeare's works, it is obvious that he understood the universal principle that life is a boomerang, that is, what we give out is what we receive.

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At eighteen Shakespeare married twenty-six-year-old Anne Hathaway, who was already pregnant; they had three children together. Nevertheless, Shakespeare's impassioned expressions of desire for a fair youth in the Sonnets (published 1609) have led to much speculation about his possibly homoerotic inclinations.

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Born six years after Queen Elizabeth I had ascended the throne, contemporary with the high period of the English Renaissance, Shakespeare had the good luck to find in the theater of London a medium just coming into its own and an audience, drawn from a wide range of social classes, eager to reward talents of the sort he possessed.

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The playwright William Shakespeare (1564–1616) is considered the greatest of English writers and one of the most talented creators in history. Today he is the most quoted author in the English language.

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