phrases, his writing style would not be forgShakespeare's time in London was the source of his greatness. By 1592, Shakespeare was making a living as a playwright and an actor. After 1600, Shakespeare had written some of the most popular comedies and tragedies of all time, such as Hamlet, Macbeth, and of course Romeo and Juliet. With these works, he emphasized romace, betrayal, wit, and darkness. With his complex use of metaphors and rhetorical phrases, Shakespeare's writing style would never be forgotten.