Shakespeare’s literary genius was considered profound, not just during the Elizabethan Age, but even today during the 21st century. One of the main reasons for his everlasting legacy is the universality of the social issues that he addressed through his work. This legacy, however, is slightly dampened by the fact that the language of his plays is conducive for the stage and not a book. Today, Shakespeare is more widely read than performed, hindering the enjoyment of his works. As a result, those not well versed in Elizabethan English, or even English for that matter, find it challenging to follow the dialogues and soliloquies that are the true reflection of his astute craftsmanship.