Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare. It was written in 1599. It celebrates the passion of youthful love and dates back to 400 AD in a Greek Romance. Feud; a prolonged conflict between families. The feud is so old that the cause has been forgotten. Romeo and Juliet has been adapted numerous times for stage, film, musical and opera venues. Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy. In a tragedy many of the main characters die.