How do others see Shakespeare (1564-1616)?
"The writing of Shakespeare was of such quality that "neither Man nor Muse" could offer it sufficient praise" "He was not of an age, for all time" Ben Jonson
Why should we read Shakespeare?
"In the literary works of Shakespeare, we see the whole spectrum of humanity, treated impersonally, but with kindness and understanding. We seldom meet in Shakespeare a weeping philosopher: he may criticize, but he criticizes both sides. After he has done so, he gives the impression of saying, Well, that’s the way life is;people will always be like that-don’t get upset about it.
"What makes Shakespeare so popular?
Shakespeare's ability to summarize the range of emotions in simple yet profoundly eloquent verse is the greatest reason for his enduring popularity.If you cannot find words to express how you feel about love or music or older, Shakespeare can speak for you. No author in the Western world has penned more beloved passages.
What makes Shakespeare’s art so great?
"Shakespeare not only invented the English language, but also created human nature as we know it today" Harold Bloom (born in 1930).
Why should we read stories? Because they tell us how to live. Street story teller to Scheherazade
“It is quite possible--overwhelmingly probable, one might guess--that we will always learn more about human life and personality from novels than from scientific psychology” Noam Chomsky(Born in 1928)