Why is Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet still so popular?
Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is a world renowned play, that has continued in its popularity because of its universal themes. Because of its popularity this play has been appropriated many different times, to fit numerous amounts of audiences and contexts. Romeo and Juliet is a classic in English language, known for generations and to this very day is still be enjoyed by many people. This is because of the play’s universal themes, which are very relatable and engaging for many audiences. Some of the universal themes present in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ are: love and hate can drive people to do outrageous things and our choices shape our lives. These themes are two of the most relatable themes in the play, and are clearly shown as most dominant. This play is also very popular due to the fact, it has been appropriated many times. These appropriations have been made for all different types of audiences, contexts and cultures, so they can be enjoyed by people all over the world. Romeo and Juliet is a very popular play, and this popularity will certain grow in coming years.