William Shakespeare had a significant affect on modern plays and movies "Shakespeare wrote his plays to suit the abilities of particular actors and the tastes of specific audiences. The physical structure of the theaters in which his works were presented also influenced his playwriting. He used many dramatic devices that were popular in the Elizabethan theater but are no longer widely used. (Lander, Jesse M. "Shakespeare, William." World Book, 2016). He only uplifted his actors strengths and used the physical attributes in the theatre to strengthen his plays.
William Shakespeare grew up during a deadly time and "was indeed lucky to survive to adulthood in sixteenth-century England. Waves of the plague swept across the countryside, and pestilence ravaged Stratford during the hot summer months." (Amanda Maillard. SIRS Renaissance). The most successful playwright of all time could have easily been taken in childhood, but he survived and was able to change the world eventually.
His birthplace and birthday are still a mystery, " The baptismal register of the Holy Trinity parish church, in Stratford, shows the following entry for April 26, 1564: Gulielmus filius Johannes Shakespeare. The actual date of Shakespeare's birth is not known, but, traditionally, April 23, St George's Day, has been Shakespeare's accepted birthday, and a house on Henley Street in Stratford, owned by William's father, John, is accepted as Shakespeare's birth place."(Maillard). Although this has nothing to do with his legacy it is still interesting and it did affect us all.