Romeo and Juliet: Synopsis and Criticism. Romeo and Juliet is a tragic play written by William Shakespeare in the early days of his career. It is one of the most well known love stories known to man, having been passed down through generations, taught in schools and universities, and translated, interpreted, and adapted in many languages.
A theme is a key idea that runs through a text. The key themes in Romeo and Juliet are love, conflict and family. All three themes interlink with one another. English Literature. Romeo and Juliet.