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YES: Source 1: How Shakespeare Influences the Way We Speak Now by Hephzibah Anderson 1If you missed Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, you can be sure he’d have had a zinger of a putdown to sling your way. Or better yet, a whole string of them. “Thou art a boil, a plague sore, an embossed carbuncle in my corrupted blood" might just do it, borrowed from King Lear railing against his daughter, Goneril. 2. . . His 450th birthday has been and gone already, but it’s worth noting that all over the world, people paused to acknowledge it in the first place. In fact, during his 52 years on earth, he enriched the English language in ways so profound it’s almost impossible to fully gauge his impact. Without him, our vocabulary would be just too different. He gave us uniquely vivid ways in which to express hope and despair, sorrow and rage, love and lust. You’re likely to have quoted him unwittingly. It’s almost impossible to avoid. 3Of course, fellow artists readily draw on him for paintings, operas and ballets. Shakespeare’s influence is evident in popular as well as high culture. Hamletyielded the title of Agatha Christie’s theatrical smash, The Mousetrap, and Alfred Hitchcock’s evocative spy thriller, North by Northwest. And then there’s David Foster Wallace’s iconic novel, Infinite Jest, Ruth Rendell’s Put on by Cunning, and Philip K. Dick’s Time Out of Joint... 4Famous phrases These catchy titles barely gesture to Shakespeare's influence on the minutiae of our lives. If you’ve ever been “in a pickle,” waited “with bated breath,” or gone on “a wild goose chase,” you’ve been quoting from The Tempest, The Merchant of Veniceand Romeo and Juliet respectively. 5Next time you refer to jealousy as “the green-eyed monster,” know that you’re quoting Othello’s arch villain, Iago. Allow yourself to “gossip” (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), and you’re quoting him. “The be-all and end-all” is uttered by Macbeth as he murderously contemplates King
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