Regarding the literature, William Shakespeare is one of the finest of all the writers that England ever had. Shakespeare is also referred to as the national poet of England. Besides the poetry this man of talents was an amazing playwright and one of the most famous dramatists of all times. Shakespeare is recognized as the corner stone of English Literature. His work concludes with the total of 38 plays and nearly 154 of superb sonnets. A couple of narrative poems are included in his piece of art.
Fact 1: Best Known Tragedies
The best work that was done by the Shakespeare was actually done in the years along the era of 1590 and 1613. The initiate of Shakespeare was with the comedy writing and the historical stories. While in the end of the 1600’s Shakespeare got mature enough to finally produce the masterpieces. Hence he wrote a few of his primarily tragedies. A few of his best ever written classics are the famous Hamlet, Macbeth and the King Lear.
Fact 2: Much Lesser Praise
In the era when the Shakespeare was alive, he did not receive much praising than what he got after his death. It is quite a fate that such a man who has given so much to English language and did not receive enough fellowship in his lifetime.
Fact 3: Diversity in Plays
Another amazing fact of the William Shakespeare’s play is the great art of diversity in his plays. Actually the writers normally write their plays in just the one genre and just that. While if on the other hand the plays of William Shakespeare are taken under consideration, then a variety of genre could be seen. The genre of his work mostly consisted of the comedies, dark comedies, the histories and the famous tragedies. It is a common belief that the tragedies of William Shakespeare are the one of the best and the famous work by him.
Fact 4: Understanding Tragedies Clearly
A few famous plays of all like the Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, King Lear and the Hamlet are the ones that are well easily transferred tragedies offered by William Shakespeare. These are the best work given off by Shakespeare which is one of the reasons that it is still practiced and performed intensely and thus the other plays get a much lesser attention. A question sometimes arises out of the blunt that why is only the dark tragedies are much famous than the other plays such as A midsummer Night’s Dream.
Fact 5: Non-Nihilism
Some say that William Shakespeare believed in the rejection of complete moral and religious principles and according to his philosophy the life have completely no meaning. This is a major misconception. The tragedies of William Shakespeare are not the nihilistic tales. Such a dark view on the hope of life and giving up on it is mostly shown in the plays of William Shakespeare but they do not point taking the opinion of nihilist. The tragedies by William Shakespeare are just to provide thoughts of ways through with dark proceeding.
Fact 6: Variety of Themes
Well in each of the William Shakespeare’s tragedy, he wrote a different theme. Mostly when a few plays are seen from a same play writer then a pattern of common themes could be seen, this does not happen in the William Shakespeare’s playwright. Hamlet has the obsession of revenge, Romeo and Juliet’s seething hatred, King Lear’s blindness towards the family’s difficulties. All have a variety of themes.
Fact 7: Family Background
William Shakespeare was born in Stratford that is about 90 miles away from the south east of London. His father was not an educated person, not even got general basic schooling. Practically William Shakespeare’s mother and father could not even write his names.
Fact 8: Incomplete Language
The English language has a lot support that is single handedly done by William Shakespeare. A variety of writing skills is provided by William Shakespeare in his every writing genre. Plays, poems, tragedies etc have all a different concept that is followed till the end. Normally a writer is recognized by his conclusions or the other indications that have a similar or a common ground. William Shakespeare does not show this in his work. May be this is the reason of his popularity.
Fact 9: Popularity and Fame
Shakespeare got his major popularity and fame after his time of life. The followers of William Shakespeare increased gradually after his death. Till now there are many theaters and acting centers that are still providing the performances that are done on the play and poems by William Shakespeare.
Fact 10: Translated Literature
The literature produced by William Shakespeare has been gradually translated to many languages for the understanding and the clarity of vision. Many of the countries worldwide have translated the William Shakespeare’s work translated over for the study and understanding.