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I have to press X on that.He wrote popular stuff for his time. Today the most popular thing to write is capeshit.
If you look at capeshit, it can be many different genres and styles. Shakespeare wrote in many different styles for many different genres. Cape stuff gives him the freedom to write whatever he wants - because it is not defined by genre or style - using the characters as mouth pieces aimed at a mass audience. Which is what he did in his time.
By what metric do you state that capeshit is the most popular?
There are many mediums and genres that give you such opportunities for metaphor, allegory or downright direct message.
I can understand how you came to such a conclusion, seeing as there's a recent trend and rise in popularity of capeshit, especially in movies and tv shows in the anglosphere and since Shakespeare is himself an anglo writer, one can draw some parallels, but I still believe it's quite a stretch.
One can even argue that capeshit is a childish medium for kids and soyboys while Shakespeare plays didn't exactly target that demographic. Also, by the same argument of popularity of the time, you can even say that the greek philosophers would write capeshit today.