I am reading Shakespeare and enjoying every bit of it. Author: Kamala Budhathoki 'Sarup'Published in UPI Asia Blog: Romeo and Juliet is a tragic play written by Shakespeare early in his career as a writer. It is essentially about two teenage star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately unite their feuding households. It was among Shakespeare's most popular play during his life and along with Hamlet, is one of the most frequently performed play. Today, the title characters are regarded as archetypal young lovers.Column: News Read more about I am reading Shakespeare and enjoying every bit of it.