Who is Shakespeare?

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#1
So who would you say is a modernday Shakespeare? Be they a book author, or movie writer or anything in between. They don't even need to be English! Just tell us who you think is an inventive storyteller.
 
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Seiji

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#2
ROBERT JORDAN.

jk.

Dan Simmons.
 
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Karsikan the Berzerker

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#3
in truth, Modern literature doesn't hold a candle to Shakespeare, this man's literary skill is one of the few ways man can concentrate Raw Awesome into Pure Awesome, rarely is a human with such skill born into the world that they spend their entire lives formulating but the smallest piece of raw awesome into pure awesome, but Shakespeare, this was a man who manufactured Pure awesome faster than they could manufacture paper for him to write it on.
 
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That's why I say Dan Simmons.

He's the closest modern-author to effectively blend poetic theme with prose. Granted, he had a lot of help from more 'classic' authors (Keats and Proust, anyone?), it's still a wonderful read.

And his stuff is SCIENCE FICTION, on top of it!
 

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Christopher Paolini ~ or Sarah Dessan <3

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Well Shakespeare for YA Literature
 

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In terms of leaving a lasting legacy, reaching out to all parts of society and producing iconic stories that are re-interpreted and spun-off through the ages, the closest might be someone like Spielberg or Lucas. These are stories that endure cultural shifts and even direct cultural shifts.

But still, I doubt anyone's really a match for Shakespeare. None of today's so-called 'great' artists have had to operate in a time of massive social change. So it's hard to leave such a mark as Shakespeare did.
 
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As irritating and as painful it is for me to admit this, Asmo has called it spot on.

Spielberg and... *sigh* ... LUCAS.
 
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In terms of leaving a lasting legacy, reaching out to all parts of society and producing iconic stories that are re-interpreted and spun-off through the ages, the closest might be someone like Spielberg or Lucas. These are stories that endure cultural shifts and even direct cultural shifts.

But still, I doubt anyone's really a match for Shakespeare. None of today's so-called 'great' artists have had to operate in a time of massive social change. So it's hard to leave such a mark as Shakespeare did.
QFT.
 

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#9
So who would you say is a modernday Shakespeare? Be they a book author, or movie writer or anything in between. They don't even need to be English! Just tell us who you think is an inventive storyteller.

Say what? Say what?

I look at it like this:
We won't be able to have a respected comparison until we're(the people of our time) all long time dead and gone. Let "us" wait 150-200 years :P