eli5 Why is Shakespeare seen as so influential in the English language; to the point people can earn doctorates by studying him?

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eli5 Why is Shakespeare seen as so influential in the English language; to the point people can earn doctorates by studying him?

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Ushered in the golden-era of plays and literature, and played an influential part in the renaissance.

Created complex work with multiple layers, and had characters that resembled humans in terms of how one would think and react.

Would expertly weave comedy, romance, drama, revenge, lust, anger, and envy into one complete story with no loose ends.

His prose was almost musical, and pleasant listening to. He appealed to all audience: the poor, the middle class, and the rich.

He taught lessons in his stories. He inspired many other artistic movements, and many prominent writers.

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He brought into existence 1700 words still used today in the English language. That’s got to be a record

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You can also earn a doctorate by studying the work of *any* author, as long as you can find a professor willing to be your dissertation advisor, and a few others to serve on your dissertation committee. However, studying a well-known author or authors may increase your chance of being hired as a professor.