17 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Shakespeare

1. Shakespeare was a Rockstar of his time

Many famous artists were not recognized in their time. Their contributions were acknowledged later on. With Shakespeare, that is not the case. His style was sophisticated and you might think his plays were only for highly educated people but in reality, he appealed to everyone. Peasants and monarchs, all would flock to see Shakespeare. He became quite rich during his lifetime. Not only was he a great artist, he also had a sense of commercialism. He marketed himself and his work very well.


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You would be surprised to know that Shakespeare’s script was more in tune with the common man rather than nobility. During his time he was considered to be the most popular playwright amongst the less educated. Shakespeare was considered as a vastly available man for masses.








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