The tragic tale of two star-crossed lovers is the timeless story of two feuding families. The tragic death fo the two young lovers became one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays. William Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest writer of the English language. Works of Romeo and Juliet, Othello, A Mid Summer’s Night Dream and The Taming of the Shrew have been taught and been on stage since they were written. His influence on culture is far more reaching as he has invented many of the words that we are using today.