William Shakespeare

Kia Yang, Hour 1

  • 1564-1616 - Aged 52, he passed away.
  • Lived in Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
  • Had 6 children
  • Attended King's New School
  • A playwright

Contribution

  • His Contribution to the renaissance was that he created a new style of play writing. He mixed both tragedy and comedy into one. In his times mixing both tragedy and comedy into one was a big deal because way back then comedies were comedies and tragedies were tragedies,they were never collaborated.
  • In the course of doing more than 100 sonnet and being a playwright, poet, and theater owner, he added vocabulary and familiar phrases to our language. Also, he helped translate the Bible into English.

Influenced/Impact

  • developed our language that we now speak today.
  • plays and writing that are still popular and produced today in our modern world.
  • The stories he wrote still play a dominant role in entertainment today.

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