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Who are some prominent authors who were inspired or influenced by William Shakespeare?

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The list of authors inspired or influenced by the works of William Shakespeare could fill a volume the size of the collected works of Shakespeare.  Arguably the most influential author in history, Shakespeare's work inspired many prominent authors, including Harold Bloom, the noted and controversial author and social critic; George Bernard Shaw, one of the England's most well-known playwrights; the poet John Keats; poet and novelist Thomas Hardy ["Hamlet has a host of friends...Two of his fellows, Rosencratz and Guildenstern..."]; the playwright Tom Stoppard titled his successful play "Rosencratz...

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