Shakespeare for Everyman Author:Louis B. Wright Shakespeare did not write for a high-brow audience and showed little or no concern for making a "literary" reputation with his plays. He wrote for the professional stage with the hope that his plays would be successes at the box office. He was acutely aware of what the people wanted, and he provided drama that would attract the general public.... more » Shakespeare's concern to be understood, to gain an audience, and to appeal to the minds and emotions of people helps to explain the continuing vitality of his plays. Shakespeare's genius enabled him to incorporate, with the sheer entertainment of his drama, observations and criticisms of life that retain their validity in all ages. He had something to say and he phrased his commentary and his wisdom in poetry that remains eternally alive. To emphasize and illustrate these qualities in Shakespear is the purpose of Mr. Wright's "Shakespeare for Everyman."