Shakespeare's contribution to English drama is incalculable. Just his work on the King James Bible alone has shaped generations of people's imagination. When it comes to tragedy, he is pretty important for a few reasons. First, tragedy was chiefly a western invention from the Greeks, but it was lost for a long time. Some scholars even posit that no one, but the Greeks could write proper tragedy. Perhaps it was due to the historical circumstances. In light of this, it is significant that Shakespeare wrote successful tragedies. For this reason we can say that he revived a Greek form for generations.